‘It will be difficult for Rooney to live with Van Gaal’

'It will be difficult for Rooney to live with Van Gaal' 2

‘It will be difficult for Rooney to live with Van Gaal’

Van Gaal could be announced as the new Man Utd coach early next week and recently, for the first time, publicly announced his desire to sit in the hot seat left by the fired David Moyes.

But Scholl doesn’t seem to believe in the ability of his former boss to have lasting success at Man Utd, because of his huge ego and harsh personnel management style.

Mehmet Scholl knows Van Gaal well after nearly two years of working together at Bayern.

`He is very strict. The players either listen to him, or will be eliminated because he will choose someone else. Van Gaal is suitable for young players, but I think, at any club he has been

Scholl won the Bundesliga eight times with Bayern and was a reserve team coach, working under Van Gaal when the Dutch coach led Bayern.

This former Bayern midfielder further explained that Van Gaal has an impressive record of achievements in every team he leads despite conflicts with big players: `A team has about 26 to 27 players and Van Gaal only

But for this reason, Scholl believes that big players at Man Utd, like Rooney, will find it difficult to breathe once they have to work with Van Gaal: `Big players will find it difficult to work with Van Gaal, such as

'It will be difficult for Rooney to live with Van Gaal'

Van Gaal strictly instructs young players during the current Dutch national team training camp.

`Van Gaal is very demanding and it is not easy for the players to meet his demands, so after a few months, or a year or two, they will gradually become discouraged, feeling they do not want to absorb more of what he teaches.

Van Gaal came to Bayern in the summer of 2009 and achieved great success in his first season, helping the German team win the Bundesliga championship, win the National Cup and reach the Champions League final (losing 0-2 to Mourinho’s Inter).

Scholl is the second big name to warn Man Utd about the risks if choosing Van Gaal as head coach.

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