Derby County manager Wayne Rooney has said he wants his players to be as “ruthless” as he and his teammates were at Manchester United.
Ahead of visit to Bristol City on Saturday, Rooney explained where his mentality came from.
The Manchester United and England’s record scorer Rooney, 35, said: “I grew up in an area where if I wanted something I had to work hard to get it.
“That has always stuck with me throughout life. But what people don’t see, or perhaps misunderstand, is I was part of a really successful Manchester United team.
“The foundation of us doing well and winning trophies was working hard. It wasn’t this flashy type of football. We weren’t a Man City now who might like to make 700 or 800 passes.
“We were a team who were ruthless , who worked hard and were a great counter-attacking team. The top teams do it so why would I not demand that from my players.”