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Wayne Rooney backs Manchester United’s decision to sack Jose Mourinho

Former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has backed the club’s decision to sack Jose Mourinho and says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be a good addition to United.

Manchester United sacked Jose Mourinho after Liverpool beat the Red Devils 3-1 at Anfield to leave them 19 points behind their rivals.

Rooney spent a season under Mourinho but decided to leave after for Everton after being demoted to the bench.

“Something had to change. It was the right decision (to sack Jose),” Rooney told BT Sport.

“The club have given Ole the job until the end of the season and see how he does. I stay in touch with a lot of people at the club. I speak to them quite a lot. To be a successful club you need to have everything right. That relationship between some of the staff and players wasn’t great. Bringing Ole and Mick in, that will change things.” Rooney said.

The 33-year-old is currently playing for DC United following his departure from Old Trafford.

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