Wayne Rooney believes that Mauricio Pochettino will be a better fit at Manchester United compared to Erik ten Haag. Rooney believes that the formers Premier League experience along with his history of blooding youth will be more influential. He hopes that the departures of Paul Pogba and Cristiano Ronaldo should be part of the rebuild. United is facing its longest trophy drought in 40 years.
“It’s been a strange season. I’ve been to the ground to watch them live a few times and they look like a team of individuals. When they make a mistake it always looks very difficult for them to recover as a team,” Wayne Rooney said about Mauricio Pochettino. “I can look at it and say it hasn’t been good enough as we have that group of players they need to be doing better. They’re going through a tough time as a club, and I think what everyone wants is for them to get the manager situation sorted as soon as possible, and they have to rebuild for the next two or three years to make sure they’re challenging again.”
“Absolutely. For Manchester United not to be challenging, I think they’d want the season to stop now and forget about the Champions League. They’re not going to compete in the competition as it stands even if they qualified for it,” he added. “They have to rebuild the squad and everything around the first team and the club to make sure they put themselves in a position in two or three years’ time where they can actually go and challenge again for the Premier League. I think Pochettino has done it in the Premier League. He knows the Premier League and at Tottenham, he brought a lot of players through. He did it at Southampton as well.”