Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, said he believes Wayne Rooney can manage Manchester United if the former Manchester United captain would be willing to make the necessary sacrifices needed to survive in the role of a coach.
Solskjaer and his lads travelled down to Pride Park on Thursday night for their FA Cup fifth-round tie against Derby County where they squared off against their former captain and all-time record goalscorer, Wayne Rooney, who is now a player-coach at Derby County.
Rooney who started his coaching career when he joined the Championship club on January 1, 2020 has now been tipped to become a future Manchester United coach by Solakjaer.
While still serving a player-coach role under Phillip Cocu, Solskjaer still believes Rooney has what it takes to follow in his footsteps and eventually take charge at the helm of affairs in Old Trafford.
On Wednesday, Solskjaer was asked,
Do you ever see a point where he (Rooney) could be manager here?
Yeah [laughter]. It depends how much you put into the job and how much you want it because it takes over your life.
It’s the second best [job] after playing. I am sure there are many ex-players and managers who would like to have my job.
Solskjaer made it very clear in the pre-match press conference that he wants to win trophies at the club and would even put that above going unbeaten in a single league season.