Rooney’s private stance on Man Utd interim job could prove worrying for Derby

Wayne Rooney’s private stance towards taking on the role of interim manager at Manchester United could spell danger for Championship side Derby County.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked by Man United on Sunday morning after a humiliating 4-1 defeat to Watford.

A number of managers across Europe are currently being viewed as potential successors, with the Red Devils expected to appoint an interim manager until a permanent candidate is confirmed.

And that has led to speculation surrounding club legend and Derby boss Wayne Rooney leaving his current side to return to Old Trafford, with Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth explaining that the former striker nay not be able to turn down the move.

Sheth said: “Now, you’ve got a situation where Wayne Rooney, even though he wouldn’t say it publicly, we understand he would find it difficult to turn down an interim position at Manchester United.”

Rooney made 393 league appearances for United between 2004 and 2017 on his way to becoming the club’s record goal-scorer.

A return to the club where he enjoyed his prime years would undoubtedly bring back fond memories despite their precarious current position.

Rooney’s management experience until now involves taking charge of Derby, who are currently bottom of the Championship after being docked 21 points for financial reasons this season.

And while relegation seems likely already, losing their manager mid-way through the season would signal even more disaster for the Rams, who bounced back with a win against Bournemouth on the weekend.

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However, Rooney himself has broken his silence over the links and played down reports suggesting United are considering him on an interim basis.

He said: "I speak to people at Manchester United on a regular basis so I’m sure if they were to come calling it would have already happened.

“I’m committed to Derby County and until someone says ‘you’re not welcome to be the manager here’ I’m here.

"Ole will of course have known the pressures of managing Manchester United. If the results are not right there is a chance you will lose your job. With that Ole has lost his job so that’s not nice.

"I know Ole will have worked very hard every day to get the best out of the team. Unfortunately, it has cost him his job. I’m sad for him.

"I don’t know where they go from here."

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