Wayne Rooney wants Solskjaer or Pochettino as Man Utd boss

Ross Houston
February 8, 2019

"Ole Gunnar's a fantastic person", said Rooney. "Why not?" said Ranieri, whose side are second bottom after one win in their past five league games.

The youngster has propelled himself to the position of first choice No.9 with a series of delightful displays since Solskjaer arrived.

Interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his assistant Mike Phelan have brought back the "old school" Manchester United, according to Jesse Lingard.

Manchester United are unbeaten in the Premier League ever since Jose Mourinho was sacked but the past two games have been a bit testing for the Red Devils.

With victories in nine of those games, fifth-placed United have surged back into the race to qualify for next season's Champions League via a top-four finish.

"They think it opens the pitch up, they felt that Jose Mourinho was too preoccupied with the opponents and too nervous about protecting his defence to let Manchester United go at opponents".

The first big change should be dropping Marcus Rashford to the bench and playing Romelu Lukaku up front.

United sit just two points behind Chelsea and can end this weekend in fourth place if they beat struggling Fulham at Craven Cottage and Maurizio Sarri's team lose at Manchester City on Sunday.

The Red Devils are unbeaten in 10 games under his caretaker charge and look a completely different team since Jose Mourinho's sacking at the end of past year.

Molde managing director Oystein Neerland told Sportsmail last month that there is no agreement beyond May 12 for Solskjaer to remain at United.

Mauricio Pochettino has previously said he was fully committed to delivering results in his current job but that has done little to quell speculation about his future at Tottenham.

The calming and edifying presence of Solskjaer has worked wonders for a kid who, under Mourinho, looked petrified in the box a lot of the time, clearly conscious of the retribution in store for him from his former manager.

"If I'm being honest, quality wise I can still play in the Premier League".

"The players like the fact that the full backs are pushed right up".

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