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Rooney has potential to become Man Utd future manager says Solskjaer

Fri 06 March 2020 | 23:53

Asked whether Wayne Rooney could become Manchester United's manager, the club's current boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, answered yes!

As Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, believes, the club's all-time leading goalscorer and former captain,  Wayne Rooney, could lead the Red Devils in the future.

Rooney will return to his former club, when United will be facing Derby County in Pride Park in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Thursday.

A five-time Premier League champion and Champions League winner before leaving United in 2017, Rooney joined Championship outfit Derby as a player-coach from MLS franchise DC United in January.

Rooney, who has won Premier League title for five times and also Champions league with Man Utd before leaving the club in 2017, joined Derby as a player-coach from DC United of MLS in January.

"Yeah," Solskjaer replied when asked whether Rooney, 34, could be manager. "It depends on how much you put into the job and how much you want it

"It takes over your life but it's the second best after playing. I am sure there are many ex-players and managers who want my job."

Rooney is Man Utd's all-time best scorer with 253 goals in 559 appearances for the club.

Rooney, being also England's ex-captain and all-time leading scorer, has scored only four goals for 13th-placed Derby since joining them, three of which were scored in the Championship. He also provided two assists in the same competition.

Trailing behind Chelsea, who occupy the fourth position in the Premier League table and also have a final Champions League spot, Solskjaer's men are also 37 points behind league leaders, Liverpool, and will be hosting Manchester City in Sunday's derby at Old Trafford.

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