Wayne Rooney wants Solskjaer or Pochettino as Man Utd boss

Rooney suffered a shin injury in DC United's pre-season game against Bethlehem Steel

Rooney suffered a shin injury in DC United's pre-season game against Bethlehem Steel

The 33-year-old former Manchester United and Everton captain, speaking in an interview with CNN World Sport released on Tuesday, said he was not a fading force and he could still compete against some of the world's best players.

Although the 2-2 draw against Burnley was a minor setback, a ten game unbeaten run in all competitions consisting of away wins against the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal is nothing to be sniffed at...

"When they struggled in the summer transfer window, I put a tweet out saying, "Ok, it's not going well but look at all these players at this club" and I listed every single one of them and there's a lot of really, really good players there".

Manchester United's Paul Pogba and interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the match against Huddersfield Town at the Old Trafford in Manchester December 26, 2018.

The Red Devils will take on Premier League strugglers Fulham at Craven Cottage this weekend.

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

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.

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That is the view of Manchester United and England star Jesse Lingard.

On the BT Sports show Saturday Morning Savage, the 51-year-old claimed that, if he had been appointed instead of Solskjaer after the sacking of Jose Mourinho, he would've gone on to make the same impact.

"Marcus and me have been setting targets for each other to challenge ourselves", Lingard said.

It's the first time United have won four straight league away games since April 2017, a sequence of wins that had only occurred twice in the post-Ferguson era.

And Wayne Rooney feels the Norwegian deserves a chance if they don't lure Mauricio Pochettino from Tottenham.

However, United's form under the Norwegian has sparked some reports that the job may now be given to their former striker instead.

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

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