Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney recently gave his opinion on who the club’s next manager should be – as well as the future of Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba
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The Red Devils are currently looking for their next manager, with Erik ten Hag is about to be appointed. The Ajax boss has held formal talks with United ready to trigger his £1.67million release clause. Pochettino was also interviewed for the role.
Interim boss Rangnick will begin a two-year advisory stint at Old Trafford after his fixed-term contract expires this summer. United failed to impress under the German and sit in seventh place First League – Three points behind Tottenham in the fourth.
And give your opinion on United’s next managerRooney insisted on Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford juventus Last summer was not a success and prompted Paul Pogba to leave the club when his contract expires this summer.
“There’s no point in talking about it [subject] again,” said Rangnick when asked about Rooney’s statements on Friday. “It’s normal for former players or experts to express their opinions on our current situation, it also happens at other clubs. But for me and for us, the focus is on tomorrow and the next few games.”
Speak with Sky SportsRooney said, “He [Pochettino] knows the Premier League and has brought many players through at Tottenham. He did southampton also. If I chose one of the two, I would choose this one.”
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On Pogba, Rooney added: I think it’s got to a point where it’s probably better for him to continue. If Paul is honest with himself he probably hasn’t had the impact he would have liked since returning to Man Utd… there are a couple of players who need to let them go.
And of Ronaldo, Rooney claimed: “Cristiano is progressing a bit and he’s certainly not the player he was when he was in his 20s and that happens. He’s a goal threat but I think they need more for the rest of the game. “
Speaking to the press on Friday, Rangnick was also asked about Donny van de Beek’s future. The Dutchman is currently on loan everton and struggled to make an impact, with Frank Lampard’s side sitting dangerously above the relegation zone.
“Why not? But that depends on the new coach and how he wants to play,” said Rangnick when asked. “For Donny, he has told me in a few conversations that he would like regular playing time to qualify for the Netherlands World Cup squad.
“This too needs to be discussed once it’s clear who the new manager will be and when they start planning the new squad. I won’t be the manager next season.”
“It also depends on how you want to play. Do you want to play more possession or counter-pressing, pressing? It depends and what other players are coming. The squad needs to be rebuilt in the summer.” , that is clear. But these too are questions that it makes no sense to talk about now.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/man-utd-rangnick-rooney-manager-26673666 Man Utd boss Ralf Rangnick responds to Wayne Rooney's triple criticism