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Wayne Rooney Names Four Players Who Manchester United Should Build Around

Ryan Sidle

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Wayne Rooney Names Four Players Who Manchester United Should Build Around

Wayne Rooney has imparted some advice on the future Manchester United manager, by naming four players who they should build the team around.


Right now United remain in a flux of not knowing who the next manager will be but also not being able to perform under Ralf Rangnick right now, as their chances to finish in the top four continue to diminish.

There isn't too much clarity about who will be brought in to fix it all next season, although at least it does seem to be down to Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino.

Whichever of the two men it is, they'll have a lot to do, with some many of the current crop of players considered not good enough for the team.

Rooney though thinks there is four men currently at Old Trafford who the team should be built around.

"I think [Jadon] Sancho will be better next year, Marcus [Rashford] will be better next year," the club's all time top goalscorer said on Monday Night Football.

"They've got good young players. I think Jesse Lingard should be playing for them because he brings energy, brings quality. Scott McTominay's done well,

"So they do have some good young players, you just have to get some confidence and get them believing that they're good players and perform at the best level.

"And then obviously, whoever the new manager is, I'm sure he'll bring his own players in and build that through."

Rashford has been a shell of his former self in recent months. Image: PA Images
Rashford has been a shell of his former self in recent months. Image: PA Images

Sancho is still a new signing at United, having joined from Borussia Dortmund last summer, and he has improved in recent months after a tough start.

Rashford's own troubles have been mentioned a lot in recent months, with the forward seemingly very short of confidence, and he has lost his place in the starting XI to youngster Anthony Elanga.

Speaking of youngsters, fans will find it somewhat amusing that Rooney seemed to group Lingard in with the club's younger players.

The England forward is now 29-years-old and it has become a meme over recent years that pundits have still considered him young.

Lingard is out of contract in the summer and it's expected that he won't be starting any games in the near future for Rangnick and will leave in the summer.

On who should replace the current interim boss, Rooney revealed that he'd rather have Pochettino than Ten Hag, due to his knowledge of the Premier League.

Right now though, United's biggest priority will be trying to close the gap and make it into the top four.

If they don't manage to do that then whoever it is that does replace Rangnick might have a much tougher job finding the players to play around Rooney's foursome.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Manchester United, Premier League, Wayne Rooney

Ryan Sidle
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