Wayne Rooney Responds To Being Linked With The Manchester United Job
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Wayne Rooney is the latest name being thrown into the mix to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager, and the club's record goalscorer has now responded to those claims.
Rooney was tipped to take the vacant position by his former United teammate Ji-Sung Park, but the former Red Devils skipper was quick to dismiss those suggestions in an interview with Sky Sports.
:speaking_head:️ "I am committed to this club..."
Wayne Rooney reflects on Ole Gunnar Solskjær's sacking and stories linking him to the vacant #MUFC job pic.twitter.com/7w7LTbKEQd
- Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) November 21, 2021
He said: "Firstly, it's always sad when a manager loses his job, especially when it's a former teammate of mine.
"I feel for Ole, it's a sad day for him. In terms of myself, I'm committed to this club until I get told otherwise.
"I'm Derby County manager and I work hard to get the best results on the pitch for this team."
Like Solskjaer, the 36-year-old enjoyed a highly-successful spell as a player at Old Trafford. He won five Premier League titles, one FA Cup and one Champions League title in 13 years at the club.
He was appointed Derby manager on a permanent basis in January 2021 following two months in interim charge after Phillip Cocu's dismissal.
There was a degree of scepticism surrounding the suggestions of Rooney being appointed United manager, with many former players being linked the job.
This included a tongue-in-cheek suggestion that current Brighton & Hove Albion striker Danny Welbeck would be the next man in the frame to take the role.
But it would be fair to say that Rooney has enough on his plate to deal with at Pride Park, as the Rams were deducted an additional nine points on Tuesday after breaching English Football League accounting rules. This came after being deducted 12 points for going into administration back in September.
The East Midlands club did show a fighting response in the face of adversity this weekend though, following a superb 3-2 win over promotion-chasing Bournemouth on Sunday.
Topics: Derby County, Manchester United, Premier League, Wayne Rooney