‘I was so disappointed… it’s not acceptable,’ Wayne Rooney says of Manchester United’s blunders, which led to Solskjaer’s dismissal.

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‘I was so disappointed… it’s not acceptable,’ Wayne Rooney says of Manchester United’s failures, which he blames for Solskjaer’s dismissal.

Manchester United’s flops, according to Wayne Rooney, were the reason for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dismissal.

Solskjaer was finally fired as United manager yesterday morning, less than 24 hours after his team was thrashed 4-1 by Watford.

United’s top choice to replace club legend Solskjaer in the Old Trafford hotseat is Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers, but an enraged Rooney launched a scathing attack on the club’s players for a lack of effort in recent weeks.

“I was so disappointed watching that game on Saturday,” Rooney, the Red Devils’ all-time leading scorer, lamented.

“As a manager, you know you can prepare, shape, and set up your team, but some of those performances are unacceptable.”

There are none.

“I saw players flailing their arms, flinging the ball away, and blaming others.”

It’s inexcusable.

If it was my team or my players doing that, I’d be furious.

“Manchester United is one of, if not the, most prestigious clubs in the world.

Those players have a unique opportunity to represent them.

“With the players they have, they need to show more, in my opinion.”

I’m not suggesting they win the league or the Champions League; rather, they should do more to demonstrate to the fans that they are working and playing for the club.

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“As a fan, that’s the very least you can hope for.”

The outcome may vary, but you must at the very least be willing to put forth the effort.

“I recall Sir Alex Ferguson telling me that the hardest thing in life is to work hard every day, whatever you’re doing, it’s so true, to get up and out of bed in the morning for years and years – it’s a difficult thing to do.”

Between 2004 and 2007, Rooney was a teammate of Solskjaer’s.

“It’s sad for Ole,” Derby manager Frank Lampard added.

He used to be a teammate of mine.

When a manager loses his or her job, it is never pleasant.

“Of course, Ole will have experienced the pressures of managing Manchester United.

If the results are incorrect, you may lose your job.

“Ole has lost his job as a result of this, which isn’t nice.”

Ole will have put in a lot of effort every day to get the best out of the team, I’m sure.

Unfortunately, he has lost his job as a result of it.

“I pity him.”

“I speak to people at Manchester United on a regular basis, so I’m sure if they came calling it would have already happened,” Rooney said.

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Wayne Rooney has slammed Man Utd's players for getting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sackedSolskjaer was shown the door on Sunday, less than 24 hours after losing 4-1 at Watford

Wayne Rooney has slammed Man Utd's players for getting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sackedSolskjaer was shown the door on Sunday, less than 24 hours after losing 4-1 at Watford

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