Register Login Scores

Manchester United

Rooney Linked With Shock Man Utd Return

With Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer currently in the midst of a striker crisis, Wayne Rooney, the club's all-time record goalscorer, has surprisingly been tipped as the man who could help the team during this difficult time.

Reports: Man Utd Star Stormed Out Of Training

With Marcus Rashford set to be sidelined for about three months, Solskjaer has just two forwards at his disposal from now until April in Anthony Martial and 18-year-old Mason Greenwood.

After Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo revealed that Edinson Cavani has requested an exit from the club this month, many have urged United to make a move for the Uruguayan, but Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol believes the Red Devils should look a little closer to home.

Speaking on the current situation at the struggling 20-time English champions, Solhekol suggested that Rooney should be considered by Solskjaer.

Download The Soccer Laduma Social Media App & Earn Airtime for Selfies!

"In the past, sometimes they have surprised us by who they've signed, the players they've gone for," he said, according to the Daily Express.

"I remember when Sir Alex Ferguson signed Eric Cantona out of the blue, when they signed Andy Cole out of the blue, when they signed Henrik Larsson on loan out of the blue.

"There is one player who's a Manchester United legend, who's scored more goals for Manchester United than anyone else, somebody who's scored more goals for England than anyone else, who is 34 years old, who is a player-coach at Derby County, he lives close to Carrington – maybe it's time to give Wayne Rooney a call.

"Why not? Would he not get into this Manchester United team? Would he not improve this squad? A quick fix."

10 More January Transfers Confirmed

The 34-year-old, currently at Derby County in the Championship, spent 13 years at United between 2004 and 2017, scoring 253 goals in 559 matches.

Do you think Solskjaer would consider giving Rooney a call? Let us know in the comments section below.

9 comments

Top 5

Breaking: Chiefs Suspend Bobby!

86 Aug 04, 2020 04:09 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 South African-born Players Who Represented Other Countries

25 Jul 11, 2020 08:01 PM in African Football

10 Footballers Who Were Rich Before Football

12 Jul 24, 2020 07:16 PM in International

Bobby’s Suspension: ‘This Is A Family Issue’

69 Aug 04, 2020 07:18 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Rakhale's Best Looks Alongside His Car Collection

1 Aug 05, 2020 10:59 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

Solskjaer Confirms High-Profile Man Utd Departure

2 Aug 06, 2020 12:09 AM in Manchester United

Downs Pick Up Interest In Pirates Star?

34 Aug 08, 2020 11:02 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Boost For Chiefs’ FIFA Ban Cause…

28 Aug 09, 2020 11:00 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Hunt Confirms Registering 42-Year-Old

9 Aug 07, 2020 07:30 AM in PSL

Kekana: We Won’t Cope Without The Fans

28 Aug 04, 2020 08:41 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

‘Pirates Played Good Football When He Was Here’

6 Aug 04, 2020 02:10 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch