Louis van Gaal mentioned he was touched by Wayne Rooney’s claims that he was the very best coach the previous Manchester United captain performed underneath.
Rooney and Van Gaal labored collectively for 2 years between 2014 and 2016, with the Dutchman appointing Rooney membership captain earlier than the beginning of the his first season in cost.
Talking in 2019, Rooney mentioned: “Van Gaal is by far the very best coach I’ve labored with – 100%. His tactical expertise, his manner of getting ready and his consideration to the best of particulars, I discovered superb. I admired that in him. I had by no means checked out stuff like that earlier than.”
Van Gaal was requested about Rooney’s feedback and he heaped reward on United and England’s report goalscorer.
“These issues had been actually nice to learn,” Van Gaal advised FourFourTwo. “I’ve additionally been a really demanding coach, so if gamers nonetheless say these issues about me, it’s significantly good. I gave Wayne the captaincy to maintain him inside the crew’s self-discipline and code of conduct, which he struggled with on events. A brand new interval was dawning and he was one of many older gamers, so I believed that it might have a constructive affect on him. And he was an impressive participant, in fact.”
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