Wayne Rooney sends message to Man United about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Wayne Rooney wants to see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer become the next permanent Man United manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screengrab)

Wayne Rooney has urged Manchester United to make Ole Gunnar Solskjaer their next permanent manager.

The Norwegian head coach took over the reins from Jose Mourinho on an interim basis back in December after Manchester United’s humiliating loss to Liverpool FC at Anfield.

Solskjaer has excelled in the role despite his limited experience of Premier League management following a brief stint in charge of Cardiff City.

The Manchester United boss has managed to rekindle their top-four challenge to leave the Red Devils a mere two points adrift of fourth-placed Arsenal with eight games to go.

Solskjaer’s side managed to beat Arsenal and Chelsea FC in the English capital to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals before a surprise 2-1 loss to Wolves to miss out on a place in the last four.

However, his biggest triumph has come in the Champions League after Manchester United overturned a 2-0 deficit from the first leg to beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 at Parc des Princes.

Their reward for their Champions League heroics is a quarter-final meeting with La Liga giants FC Barcelona as Solskjaer looks to become the first Manchester United manager to win the competition since his ex-boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

And former Manchester United captain Rooney believes that Solskjaer is the standout candidate to take over the reins permanently.

“He has gone in with simplicity and has brought belief back to the fans,” Rooney told talkSPORT.

“He has made the place enjoyable again to go into work every day. The staff around Carrington are enjoying working there again and that does rub off.

“When you see the staff happy around the players, it makes it a happy environment to work in.

“He is doing a fantastic job and I’m sure he is the only candidate for Manchester United to take that job.

“It will be great to see him get it and bring some of the players he wants to bring in and keep moving the club forward.”

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