Solskjaer wary of Wayne Rooney threat against United

Friday, 06 Mar, 2020

"He is a threat - set plays in and around the box and Wayne will show what he can do", United manager Solskjaer added. So, we've got to be on our toes. "He gave absolutely everything for this club". "There are still some days here when I am not 100% happy with what has happened but you understand because we are human beings".

We've played Derby a few times in the cup in recent times and they've always been tough games..."Yes". We can look at his movements, his passes, his dare to take risks, his finishes and his scoring goals.

Rooney scored 253 goals in 559 games for the Red Devils and is their highest-scorer of all-time, but failed to strike in either of his two matches against them after leaving the club. In front of Romero, Solskjaer should line his side up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, the direct result of which should see Nemanja Matic drop out of the side to get a breather, with Scott McTominay and Fred starting in the midfield double pivot.

LONDON, March 5 ― Wayne Rooney has urged Manchester United fans to be patient, saying it could take "two or three years" before they return to the top of the game.

United's leading goalscorer Rooney left Old Trafford in 2017 after 13 years and spent a season back at boyhood club Everton before heading to DC United in Major League Soccer.

Wayne Rooney scored 253 goals for Manchester United including this overhead kick against Manchester City in 2011
Wayne Rooney scored 253 goals for Manchester United including this overhead kick against Manchester City in 2011

Scott McTominay continues in midfield alongside Fred while the Manchester United boss has resisted the temptation to rest Bruno Fernandes as the Portuguese global once again lines-up in the attacking midfield position.

"He will get a good reception from our away fans in that game definitely".

"I'm a player first and foremost and then a coach, to try and learn to help me in the long run".

Daniel James missed the Everton game but the Welshman should be back in time to face Derby County while Odion Ighalo is also expected to get a start, upfront replacing Anthony Martial.

There is plenty of work to do as United are an eye-watering 37 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool, who saw their hopes of winning a league, cup and Champions League treble dashed by Tuesday's FA Cup loss at Chelsea.