Solskjaer explains what Wayne Rooney told him after getting Manchester United job

Manchester United’s new interim-manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has revealed the advice he received from Wayne Rooney, during the week.

United hammered Cardiff City 5-1 today in what was Solskjaer’s first game in charge at the club.

He took over after the dismal campaign that had unfolded under his predecessor, who had seemingly lost the dressing room after being forced to play his drab, defensive style of football.

While Solskjaer was understandably delighted with today’s win, he has revealed that his former teammate and United all-time leading record scorer, Wayne Rooney, contacted him during the week to give him some advice.

“Football is easy if you’ve got good players! They are a great bunch of players and their quality is unbelievable,” Solskjaer told BT Sport.

“I arrived on Wednesday night and only had Thursday and Friday with the players. Wayne Rooney text me and gave me some advice – so it must be down to him!

“He told me to make them play football, enjoy themselves and be Manchester United.”

Today’s win keeps United sixth in the Premier League, eight points behind Arsenal and with some relatively easy fixtures to come over the next couple of weeks as United look to close the gap to the top four.

Solskjaer has been fortunate with his early fixture list and has an opportunity to get some confidence back into this side before they return to Champions League action against Paris Saint Germain in the new year.

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