Ole Gunnar Solskjaer runs rule over Man Utd’s ‘fantastic’ Wayne Rooney

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hails Wayne Rooney as a Manchester United legend despite struggles this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney to continue producing “top, top performances”.

The Red Devils striker scored United’s winner in the 79th minute at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, as Louis van Gaal’s side eased to a vital 1-0 victory over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League group stage.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Rooney has scored twice in his last six appearances in all competitions, although the 30-year-old has been coming under pressure for a series of subdued performances during United’s three-game goalless run ahead of the visit of CSKA.

But former United striker Solskjaer, who won six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the Champions League during his Old Trafford career, heaped praise on the Red Devils captain following his match-winner in the Champions League.

“Wayne’s a legend at the club, he’s been fantastic since he arrived,” Solskjaer is quoted as saying by Goal.com.

“He might thank me for getting that injury as we needed strikers back then when I got injured, so we signed him.

“But he’s been a top, top team-mate of mine, he’s a great lad and I wish him all the best.

“Wazza will go in the history books as one of the best players to have ever played for Manchester United and England.

“You know when you’ve got Wayne Rooney, wherever you put him, you’ll get a top, top performance. You could even put him in goal.”

Rooney has scored four goals in six games in the Champions League this season, including a hat-trick against Club Brugge in the play-off round.

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United welcome West Bromwich Albion to Old Trafford in their next Premier League fixture on Saturday.

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