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Van Gaal compared Rooney to Man Utd’s lungs

Van Gaal compared Rooney to Man Utd's lungs 2

Van Gaal compared Rooney to Man Utd’s lungs

Arranged to play in midfield, Wayne Rooney made the most prominent impression in Man Utd’s easy victory on Boxing Day.

In the post-match press conference, coach Louis van Gaal had a lot of praise for the captain.

Van Gaal is taking advantage of Rooney’s talent and experience as a central midfielder, contrary to his preference as a striker.

“I want him to continue playing as an attacking midfielder in the near future.

Van Gaal was also satisfied with the team’s performance: `We dominated the match for 90 minutes, created many opportunities and scored great goals.

This result helped Man Utd have their seventh victory in the past eight consecutive matches, and consolidate third place on the rankings.

“FIFA and UEFA rules prohibit teams from playing two consecutive matches within just 48 hours.

Van Gaal compared Rooney to Man Utd's lungs

Van Gaal believes that the pace of three matches in a Christmas – New Year week is not enough to ensure the minimum requirements for each match.

Right at an important stage of the football season, Man Utd continues to have to fight without excellent winger Angel Di Maria.

Meanwhile, Newcastle dropped to tenth on the scoreboard after defeat at Old Trafford.

Nguyen Phat

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