Rooney could be ‘aggressive’ as a player but is ‘total opposite’ as a manager, claims Rio Ferdinand

Rooney could be ‘aggressive’ as a player but is ‘total opposite’ as a manager, claims Rio Ferdinand


Wayne Rooney could be ‘aggressive, loud and brash’ as a player but is the ‘complete reverse’ as a supervisor and he is efficiently confirmed himself to his Derby squad, claims Rio Ferdinand

  • Rio Ferdinand believes Wayne Rooney has modified since his enjoying days 
  • Ferdinand mentioned his former team-mate could be aggressive, loud and brash 
  • But the previous Manchester United man says the Derby boss is now calmer
  • He additionally praised the job Rooney has executed on the Rams since taking up 


Rio Ferdinand insists Wayne Rooney the supervisor is the ‘complete reverse’ to Wayne Rooney the player, who could be ‘aggressive, loud and brash’ throughout his Manchester United days.

Rooney took over as supervisor of the Derby in November final yr after Phillip Cocu was sacked and was in a position to information the membership to security on the ultimate day of the season. 

The ex-England striker then determined to remain on the membership regardless of their monetary difficulties. The Rams had been put beneath a switch embargo, that means they had been unable to signal any gamers for a price and had been restricted to a squad measurement of 25.

Rio Ferdinand insists Wayne Rooney the manager is the 'total opposite' to Wayne Rooney the player

Rio Ferdinand insists Wayne Rooney the supervisor is the ‘complete reverse’ to Wayne Rooney the player

The pundit said Rooney could be aggressive as a player but is calm as Derby manager

The pundit mentioned Rooney could be aggressive as a player but is calm as Derby supervisor

However, they’ve taken seven factors from their first seven Championship video games and have misplaced simply as soon as.

Ferdinand went to observe Rooney in motion at one in all Derby’s coaching periods for his FIVE Youtube channel and was impressed by what he noticed.

‘As a player, he was quiet generally, can be loud generally, can be brash, can be aggressive,’ Ferdinand mentioned of Rooney.

‘He’s the entire reverse. It’s mad, he is the entire reverse as a supervisor. There’s a respect degree with the gamers, I feel instantly you get that from these gamers as it is Wayne Rooney.

Ferdinand has been impressed by the way his former United team-mate has handled the situation he has found himself in at Derby

Ferdinand has been impressed by the best way his former United team-mate has dealt with the state of affairs he has discovered himself in at Derby

‘But then you have to show your self, and I feel each player I’ve spoken to right here, whether or not that be Curtis Davies, Ravel [Morrison], and many others, they’ve all mentioned like “He’s good you realize.”

‘Because they did not know what to anticipate like anybody new by means of the door, but he is introduced them collectively, there’s undoubtedly a extra close-knit group now and so they’re actually younger.

‘And he is been by means of some hardships already in his younger, early begin as a supervisor, but after I hearken to him within the assembly, him and Liam Rosenior, his coach, they had been constructive, they had been clear, their messages had been actually bang on level.

‘We acquired a group that we chat into, a WhatsApp group with all of the previous Man Utd gamers. Listen, the very first thing I’m going to be saying in there is ‘wow’.

‘The factor that does come out of it is he completely loves it – tactically as properly.’

Ferdinand additionally praised the 35-year-old for the best way he has dealt with the membership’s off-the-field issues and mentioned no one would have blamed him for strolling away from the membership in the summertime. 

Derby players Curtis Davies (second left) and Ravel Morrison (second right) have both spoken highly of Rooney's coaching

Derby gamers Curtis Davies (second left) and Ravel Morrison (second proper) have each spoken extremely of Rooney’s teaching

‘I’m impressed by how he is handled the entire issues exterior of the pitch,’ Ferdinand continued.

‘End of final season, they keep up with the final kick of the sport, everybody thought they had been down, his first job.

‘He would have been properly inside his rights and other people would have mentioned ‘Do you realize what? Well executed to you,’ if he would have gone ‘Do you realize what guys, thanks, but I’m going to depart now’.

‘Probably the toughest job, one of many hardest jobs about in the meanwhile, but he stayed on, and I mentioned to him, ‘I in all probability would have walked,’ as a result of his repute would have been intact.

‘Everyone would have nonetheless mentioned, ‘Do you realize what? I’ll give him a job. He stored them up final yr,’ but he is took it on once more this yr and he is enjoying a dangerous sport, but he is keen about it and he believes in himself.’

Derby are at the moment 14th within the Championship with one win and 4 attracts. 

Derby have taken seven factors from seven video games regardless of their monetary difficulties

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