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Ex-Man Utd boss Ferguson: I want Rooney to do well with Derby

Manchester United great Sir Alex Ferguson believes Wayne Rooney can succeed in management at Derby County.

The Scot, who retired in 2013, has told Rooney that it is a results industry, but cited his positive start to life thus far.

He said: “Wayne becoming a manager, he's England's top goal scorer, he's Manchester United's top goal scorer, he had a fantastic career as a player, so that will give him a starting point.

"In terms of everyone else, myself, Kenny, Gareth - it's a results industry. You need to get results and he will know that better than anyone.

"He's had a good start, he's won two games, he's got a good knowledge of the game, he's got a presence about him. I hope he does well because it's a big step for him.

"He's a wealthy young man now, so he doesn't need to go into management to look after the family or anything like that, he's in a good position financially, but he wants to do it.

"He went there as a player, and then became a player/manager and now he's got the manager job. Hopefully he does well."

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