Saturday, 16 February, 2019

D.C. United's Wayne Rooney thinks he still has Premier League quality

Mauricio Pochettino should manage Manchester United if not Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Wayne Rooney No Paul Ince – you couldn’t have done Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job at Manchester United
Rita Gibson | 08 February, 2019, 10:59

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. "Why not?" said Ranieri, whose side are second bottom after one win in their past five league games.

"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".

The visit was mooted as a gesture of goodwill when United made an agreement to loan Solskjaer for the rest of the season, with the fixture against PSG or the upcoming Premier League home match against Liverpool earmarked as potential glamour ties.

Having returned to boyhood club Everton for last season, the former England global joined D.C United in Major League Soccer.

And the midfielder feels United's good form can be the catalyst to a return to the top of the league.

Manchester United face Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon looking to move into fourth position in the Premier League table.

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The club knows how to work and says it can not accept these kind of things in the game". We are an inclusive football club.

Rashford has scored six goals since the former Manchester United striker became their new manager nearly two months ago.

Having netted the victor in United's 1-0 victory at Leicester last weekend, Rashford has now scored in six of his side's eight league games under Solskjaer. He was named a finalist for MLS' Most Valuable Player Award.

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

Pochettino had seemed to be the obvious choice to take the job permanently when Solskjaer took charge at Old Trafford, Rooney himself backing him for the role.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino and former Real Madrid chief Zinedine Zidane were the bookmakers' top contenders following Mourinho's exit.

If Solskjaer can lead United to silverware and finish in the top four it might be hard for the Glazer family and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to ignore his credentials to land the manager's post on a permanent basis. He was a fantastic player.

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