Louis Saha reveals what Wayne Rooney has in common with Sir Alex Ferguson

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Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has backed Derby boss Wayne Rooney to achieve ‘great things’ as a manager, while also revealing what Rooney has in common with legendary former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

“‘It’s a hard job for him at Derby but he’s a tough cookie,” Saha told the Mirror of Rooney.

“I don’t know him as a manager but what I see in terms of his engagement, he’s class.

“I’ve seen some interviews and some really passionate body language on the touchline.

“And he’s got a lot of empathy, which is really important.

“This allows you to really see the weakness and strength of a player and then you’re able to decide how to help.

“If you don’t have empathy and you just ask someone to do what you require, you don’t move forward.

“That was the main quality of Sir Alex Ferguson, so for that and so many aspects I think Wayne will do great.

“I think he’s up for great things as a manager.

“No disrespect to Derby but I think when he gets another opportunity with a so-called bigger club, I think he will show great quality because he’s very smart and dedicated.”