Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has taken to Twitter to comment on former teammate Wayne Rooney’s first win in charge of Derby County as interim manager.

The Rams recorded just their second win of the campaign with a 1-0 victory at Millwall.

Derby’s poor form this season saw Dutchman Phillip Cocu leave the club last month.

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Rooney and Liam Rosenior took charge as part of a four-man team with Rooney continuing to play, but poor back-to-back away defeats put a swift end to that idea.

It was later decided Rooney would be the sole interim manager in charge.

The all-time England top goal scorer pulled himself out of the first-team squad. And in his third game he recorded his first win at The Den, getting support from Rio Ferdinand.

Rooney first two games in sole interim charge were 1-1 home draws with Wycombe Wanderers and Coventry City. While not ideal results, performances have improved.

Whether it’s the inclusion of key personnel such as Colin Kazim-Richards and Krystian Bielik remains to be seen, but so far, the signs are promising for Rooney.

The 35-year-old has made no secret of his desire to move into management.

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Derby, meanwhile, have yet to make a decision in regard to naming Phillip Cocu’s permanent successor seemingly due to the impending takeover.

Rooney is likely to remain in the role until that is completed while his credentials will grow should Derby’s performance levels continue their current upward trajectory.

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