09 Nov 2021 11:49:53
When talking about potential stop gaps, caretaker managers nobody has mentioned big Wayne.

He's scored an important goal or two, club legend, loved by the fans (generally) and knows the club inside and out.

He is also one of the very few who was part of the club through the glory and the initial downfall. He knows how the standards dropped behind the scenes and biggest of all he has an even worse board behind him currently at Derby.

I don't believe he is the permanent solution, but if we brought him back in and then let him integrate into a head coach or general coaching role when we secured our manager of choice.

Don't shoot the messenger, just a different person to discuss.

1.) 09 Nov 2021
09 Nov 2021 12:20:49
There's the sound of a barrel being well and truly scraped.

2.) 09 Nov 2021
09 Nov 2021 12:38:26
I took a few days off because of the hysteria on here. Popped back to see if things had got better. Apparently not.

3.) 09 Nov 2021
09 Nov 2021 12:47:04
I think he's doing a good job at Derby all things considered, why would he want to finish his managerial career before its really got started by jumping ship at Derby to take a hiding to nothing job at United that isn't even a permanent position?

4.) 09 Nov 2021
09 Nov 2021 12:55:47
Please God Noooo. What's with this obsession of having former players managing United just because they played under Sir Alex and have United DNA/ know the United Way. Sir Alex had no previous ties to United when he became United manager. This fascination of doing things the United Way is ruining the club. Time to move on.

5.) 09 Nov 2021
09 Nov 2021 14:54:58
Get in Rio instead? He seems to know what he's talking about on BT Sport.

6.) 09 Nov 2021
09 Nov 2021 15:11:10
Bring in Keane, not to manage, but to make sure Fred gets nowhere near the squad, and to do weekly Maguire impressions.

7.) 09 Nov 2021
09 Nov 2021 15:49:44
Before scraping the barrel like that we can bring Quique Setién to see us till season end, Or Roberto Di Matteo or Andre Villas Boas. Purely as stop gap coaches.

8.) 09 Nov 2021
09 Nov 2021 15:54:25
Like it DAnny- keane actually didn't do too bad at sunderland and as no 2 to oneill national coach. I don't think he's the answer but reckon he would deliver some brutal but honest words to a bnumber of players. Its often said that the hard line management style doesn't work today but neither does the soft as muck, giving in to egos style either. I must say that i'd be happy as long as zidane stays away! We've had our club in turmoil with 1 inconsistant, joke of a french player for 5 years we certainly don't want another miserable sod to carry on the legacy and likely convince the former to stay!

9.) 09 Nov 2021
09 Nov 2021 17:42:00
Keane is still better than Ole. Would be a huge improvement.

10.) 09 Nov 2021
09 Nov 2021 17:58:37
agree angel- would definately tell a few the truth is that they are stealing a living!

11.) 09 Nov 2021
09 Nov 2021 18:42:02
Very hard to do an accurate Maguire impression Danny. These days the guy wanders round the pitch like an enchanted wardrobe who has just discovered the truth of his own mortality.

12.) 09 Nov 2021
09 Nov 2021 19:02:05
Nobody has mentioned Rooney because he is not experienced enough it would be out of the frying pan and into the fire.
I think it would be a more interesting for to watch but 1 doomed to failure at this point.
I do think he will make a good manager in time that's just a personal opinion.

13.) 09 Nov 2021
09 Nov 2021 19:53:47
May as well being him back as a player to play in a front 3 with Ronnie and Cavani.

14.) 09 Nov 2021
09 Nov 2021 20:52:36
Just speaking generally i'm always mystified about this view that these high profile players can manage at the top level. Not only that but Rooney, Lampard, Gerrard could have decent careers and be judged "succesful" if they managed no higher than championship clubs for a sustained period of time which is quite an achievement in itself.

15.) 09 Nov 2021
09 Nov 2021 21:16:43
BfBW. I don't make any assumptions that any player will make a good manager. Some do but it's an elite group.
My favourite united player was Bryan Robson he never quite cut it as a manager despite being such an inspirational player.
Lots of players take their badges early and spend time with the youth players.
I think Rooney has a great understanding of the game he has good experience under some great managers and played with some great players.
I think he is a winner. He has found himself in an awful job but it will teach him plenty and I think there are going to be better times ahead for him as a manager in the future.
Despite all the madness he has remained pretty grounded and close to his roots. He is not afraid of hard work and is up for most challenges.
Stayed here 2 or 3 years too long all the same. Just saying?.

16.) 10 Nov 2021
10 Nov 2021 00:07:12
I agree Ken- I think Rooney will be able to get players to play for him. However I think it’s fair to say he’s not the brightest lad, so I reckon he would need to build a good experienced coaching staff. Hope he does well with derby and gets a decent owner.

17.) 10 Nov 2021
10 Nov 2021 10:29:27
If Rooney is our best choice for manager then our options are Wayne-ing.

18.) 10 Nov 2021
10 Nov 2021 15:48:16
Shappy, our options for manager are on the Wayne?