The former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is afraid about the manager job situation at Old Trafford. The lingering influence of Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United has contributed to the strain on those who have succeeded him.
After 26 years as manager, the iconic Scot stepped down at the end of the 2012/13 season, bowing out in style with his 13th and final Premier League title. United, on the other hand, has failed to win the title since Ferguson’s departure, employing and firing a succession of managers who have battled to fill the gap Ferguson left behind.
David Moyes was only in charge for ten months, while Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have all come and gone. The Red Devils’ board of directors will be hoping for a more successful choice this summer when they name their next permanent manager to succeed interim manager Ralf Rangnick.
Moyes’ flawless takeover of Ferguson was a “difficult feat,” according to Rooney because the dressing room’s morale had plummeted following Ferguson’s departure. The former England captain is also concerned about the 80-year-continued old’s influence behind the scenes, which he believes is making the job of managing even more difficult for current managers.
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On speaking about David Moyes situation, the Ex-Man United striker says
“I thought that David Moyes had an impossible task of taking over Sir Alex Ferguson and you could see that even though we won the Premier League that season, you could see everyone was down because they knew that he was gone,”
“He is still involved in some way and I think that brings pressure on to any new managers coming in and if you want to manage Manchester United, you have to do it your way and make your own decisions.”
Said Rooney on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.
In addition to this Wayne further said
“It needs someone to come in with that time to get that club back to where it deserves to be. It’s not going to happen if you keep changing manager every two years. Ferguson was like the godfather of the club, not just the players but the staff, the academy, he was on top of everything. When you lose someone like that from the club, someone else is coming in and it’s a massive change.”
Mauricio Pochettino of PSG and Erik ten Hag of Ajax are the frontrunners for the position of permanent United manager, with Rooney favouring the former. Regardless of who is named, the United legend urged the club’s leadership to give the new boss enough time to establish himself.