''The Game Has Changed'' - Manchester United Legend Showers Solskjaer With Praise And Hammers Jose Mourinho For Being Out Of Touch
There is a growing sense that a dark cloud hanging over Manchester United has been lifted since Jose Mourinho was sacked and his replacement as manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, provided a rare ray of sunshine on Saturday night as he oversaw a resounding 5-1 win at Cardiff.
The victory has been heralded as United's best Premier League performance of the season and Wayne Rooney wasted no time in praising his old teammate, while also sticking the boot into his old gaffer during a punditry stint on BT Sport's 'Premier League Tonight' programme.
Rooney was pulling no punches - as you can see in the video at the end of this article - as he commented that he thought United had looked like they had been "restricted" under Mourinho this season, before hailing a "fantastic day for the club" as United scored five goals in a single league game for the first time since the Sir Alex Ferguson era.
Rooney revealed that he had even texted Solskjaer when he was appointed as Mourinho's interim replacement earlier this week:
"I texted Ole with what I felt needed to change!
No one at the club was enjoying it!"
Rooney then had some thinly veiled barbs for Mourinho as he suggested that the former United boss had lost touch with the modern game, particularly with how he dealt with the players in the dressing room.
The game has changed, you can't go in now and constantly hammer players - you'll lose them!
See a snippet of Rooney's cameo in the Twitter video below...
"No one at the club was enjoying it!"
Wayne Rooney reveals he messaged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after he got the Manchester United job...