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Wayne Rooney reveals he is disgusted over sacked Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and admits his anger at the club’s players


Wayne Rooney told talkSPORT he was upset for former team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and admitted he would be “very angry” with underperforming Manchester United players.

A humiliating 4-1 loss to Watford was the final nail in the coffin for Solskjaer, who has left United without a trophy since taking over the reins in December 2018.

Solskjaer’s time ended after another disastrous defeat
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Wayne Rooney reveals he is disgusted over sacked Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and admits his anger at the club's players
Derby boss Rooney gutted for ex-teammate
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As a legend at Old Trafford since his iconic playing career, Solskjaer has received support from many of his former teammates, who have now expressed their sympathy for the outgoing manager.

Rooney has now added his voice to the tributes, having performed alongside the Super Sub 31 times between 2005 and 2007.

The Derby County manager told talkSPORT he sympathizes with Solskjaer, who he says has done a good job of stabilizing the club.

“I’m really sad, because obviously he’s a former teammate of mine,” Rooney said. “It’s never nice when a manager loses his job.

Wayne Rooney reveals he is disgusted over sacked Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and admits his anger at the club's players
Rooney played with Solskjaer at Man United

“I think he did a good job, he brought some stability back to the club, obviously when you are at a club like Manchester United if the results are not what they want it will ultimately cost you your job .

“I’m disgusted with Ole, but I’m sure a club like Manchester United will do their job now to move forward and sign the right man.”

Rooney retired from playing in 2021 to become a full-time Derby manager, and after helping the club narrowly avoid relegation last season, he got huge credit for staying with the team despite having 21 points. penalties.

Part of Rooney’s success has been the commitment of his playing team, helping the team to a huge 3-2 victory over Bournemouth at the other end of the table last time around.

Wayne Rooney reveals he is disgusted over sacked Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and admits his anger at the club's players
Rooney owes a lot to his players at Derby and is disappointed that the United side cannot offer the same commitment
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Rooney did not see such determination from United players, saying their performances against Watford were unacceptable.

He explained: “I was so disappointed to watch this game yesterday because as a manager you can build a team and work on the form and the way you want the team to play, but it doesn’t there is no excuse for some of this performance from some players.

“Seeing players waving their arms and giving the ball away but blaming others was not acceptable.

“I would be very angry if I saw that from my players. These players are at one of the biggest clubs in the world, if not the biggest, and should feel privileged to be there.

Wayne Rooney reveals he is disgusted over sacked Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and admits his anger at the club's players
Rooney defended Solskjaer, who he says did a good job
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“In my opinion, players need to show more – it doesn’t necessarily mean winning the Premier League or the Champions League, but showing the fans that they are working hard for the club. “

Rooney continues to bolster his reputation as a coach as Derby flips the odds, but remained realistic when asked about potential ties to the vacant Old Trafford post.

“Someday,” Rooney said. “But my focus is on County Derby, I’m committed to the club and I’ll be there until someone tells me otherwise.

“I speak to the people of Manchester United on a regular basis and I am sure that if they were to come call me it would have happened before.”

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