Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spelt out to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward his vision of how Manchester United should look as he continues his push to land the manager's job on a permanent basis.
Marcus Rashford has been handed Manchester United's "Player of the Month" award for January following a scintillating month under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Rooney joined D.C. United last July and helped them to a huge midseason turnaround, scoring 12 goals and adding seven assists in 20 appearances as United went from last place to a playoff berth.
Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December and has guided United to seven wins and a draw in the Premier League to make a compelling case for his appointment ahead of early bookmakers' favourite Pochettino.
Furthermore, due to his time at the reserves, Solskjaer has actually coached players like Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard before - so he had a close connection and understanding with the squad before he had even arrived.
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"You get a different view of some of the players: "he's impressed me, he's got some way to go".
First of all, although Ince has been managing longer than Solskjaer, he did not manage the Manchester United Reserves or any of the other youth sides - whereas the latter has.
"At the moment he deserves it".
I want to see my players fight until the end.
"When the chance came to buy him, I said, "Take this guy, because for me he could have a good future". Prior to his arrival the travel-shy Red Devils had scraped only one win on the road in six outings, registering just three victories in their previous 11 top-flight away games.