It’s Difficult Managing United With Ferguson’s Continued Presence, Says Rooney


Ex-Manchester United forward, Wayne Rooney, has suggested that Alex Ferguson’s continuous presence at the club piles pressure on managers who have succeeded him.

Ferguson stepped down as manager of the Red Devils in 2013, with a plethora of trophies which include 13 Premier League titles, 5 FA cup titles, two UEFA Champions League titles and a host of others.

However, those who have come after the Scot have failed to replicate his historic feats with Man Utd last lifting the Premier League in 2013.

Speaking to Skysports on David Moyes’s short-lived tenure at Old Trafford, Rooney admitted the Hammers’ manager faced an ‘impossible task’ as Ferguson’s departure left the morale in the dressing room at a low.

The 36-year-old also expressed fears over the influence of Ferguson’s puppet master role in the dressing room, saying this could have a negative effect on incumbent managers.


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