FERDINAND LABELLED BEST PREMIER LEAGUE DEFENDER

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has been named the best defender in the history of the Premier League by Wayne Rooney. Ferdinand and Rooney were teammates at Manchester United for several years.

DERBY CLOSE GAP ON SAFETY

Derby County have moved within four points of safety in the English Championship after the impressive 3-1 win over Hull City. Manager Wayne Rooney and his players welcomed newly promoted team Hull City to their home with the knowledge that a win would boost their chances of survival and they were able to get the victory.

The Rams were not really in danger of losing points against Hull City from the moment Craig Forsyth gave them lead in the 19th minute. The advantage was then doubled by leading goalscorer Tom Lawrence to ensure that the goals from him and Forsyth gave the Rams a 2-0 lead at the end of the first 45 minutes.

RANGNICK HAS A TOUGH JOB – ROONEY

Ralf Rangnick has a tough job on his hands to turn the fortunes of Manchester United around according to club legend Wayne Rooney. Derby County manager Wayne Rooney sat down with Sky Sports to talk about Rangnick who's expected to be named the interim manager at Manchester United this week.

CAN DERBY SURVIVE DOCKED POINTS

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Derby County have not been far from controversies in the past year and the latest one is the announcement that the club is going into administration. The decision to go into administration has had a negative effect on the English Championship standings after they were docked 12 points thereby giving Wayne Rooney and his coaching staff a lot of work to do if the club is to stay in the second tier of English football at the end of the current season.The decision to remove some points from the Rams’ point tally has led to the question on whether Wayne Rooney would be able to save the club in his first full season.

FERDINAND BACKS GREENWOOD TO FOLLOW ROONEY'S FOOTSTEPS

Manchester United youngster Mason Greenwood is without a doubt, one of the best young players in the world at the moment and has been making waves since he was handed his debut by current United manager Olé Gunnar Solskjaer a couple of months ago.

The England international youth star has become one of the most impressive youngsters in the world of football and he has continued to show that he deserves every single praise he gets by putting in encouraging performances for the Red Devils. In United's Europa League campaign last season, Greenwood was an instrumental player for the Red Devils, and he has continued this season from where he stopped in the last.

ROONEY: GREENWOOD STILL HAS A HUGE ROLE TO PLAY

Following the signing of Jadon Sancho by Manchester United from German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund this summer, there have been questions raised about the future of forward Mason Greenwood at the club. Both United and Dortmund confirmed in their official statements via their respective social media handles that they had reached an agreement for the transfer of the England international attacker to Old Trafford this summer but while it has been a great piece of news, there could be a little problem as well.

ROONEY VOWS TO REPAY DERBY FAITH

Derby County boss Wayne Rooney has vowed to repay the faith shown in him by the club after the Manchester United legend guided the team to safety on the final day of the English Championship season this term.
Wayne Rooney recently spoke to the club's official TV about his future, football management and Derby County owner Mel Morris. The ex-Three Lions of England striker told Rams TV that his future lies with the club and that he's ready to take Derby County to the next level. Wayne Rooney also thanked the owner Morris for the faith shown in him.

Rooney said that he always knew that he would go into football management after hanging up his boots. The former Manchester United striker was the mastermind as the Rams escaped relegation to English League One with a dramatic 3-3 draw at home to Sheffield Wednesday. The result sent Sheffield Wednesday down to League One.

ROONEY BACKED IN RELEGATION BATTLE

Derby County manager Wayne Rooney has been backed for the job amidst the poor run of form in the league. Rooney, 35, was given a vote of confidence by Rob Lee, a former Derby County player.

Wayne Rooney has been exposed to football management earlier than expected after he was made the Derby County manager in the place of the sacked Philip Cocu. Dutchman Cocu was sacked towards the end of last year after guiding the club to the bottom of the English Championship table. Rooney replaced Cocu on an interim basis before his appointment was made permanent mainly due to the good results posted during the time of his interim appointment.

Ex-Derby County midfielder Rob Lee backed Wayne Rooney as the Rams manager in an exclusive interview with Football League World.According to him, the fans should not judgeRooney until he has been backed in the transfer window.

ROONEY PROVIDES UPDATE ON LEADING SCORER

Derby County manager Wayne Rooney has provided an injury update on leading goalscorer Colin Kazim-Richards after he was subbed off during the Rams' last game, a 1-0 defeat at the hands of hosts Stoke City at the weekend. In his post-match press conference after the Stoke City game, Wayne Rooney revealed that his topscorer was not able to play the entire game against the Potters as he's still struggling with the hip injury that made him a doubt ahead of the league meeting with Stoke City. Colin Kazim-Richards picked up the hip injury in the battling draw with Premier League promotion chasers Brentford last week. Wayne Rooney and his Derby County players came from two goals down to earn a point at home to the London club via a 2-2 draw. Lee Gregory and Louie Sibley scored in the second half to secure a priceless point in the battle to survive relegation in the English Championship.

MIDFIELDER TO RETURN FOR WATFORD CLASH

Derby County manager Wayne Rooney has revealed that young midfielder Louie Sibley will return to the squad for the Watford game on Friday night. Wayne Rooney confirmed the return of Sibley in his pre-match presser ahead of the game against the Premier League promotion hopefuls. Wayne Rooney takes his players to Vicarage Road to face fifth-placed Watford in what's a tough game on paper but the Derby County contingent would be confident after the performances from the last two games. Wayne Rooney has led the Rams to two straight wins in the English Championship on the back of the disappointing loss at the home of Rotherham United.


Derby County produced their most timid display under the stewardship of manager Wayne Rooney when they lost 3-0 at Rotherham United but they have since recovered with wins over Middlesbroughat home and away to bottom team Wycombe Wanderers. Derby County won the two games by the same scoreline of 2-1.Derby County player Louie Sibley missed the away game at Wycombe Wanderers during the week due to a dead leg but he has recovered to take his place in the squad for the visit to London to take on the Hornets.

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