Manchester United manager bites back after Rooney criticism
Louis van Gaal in no mood to discuss Wayne Rooney’s ineffective performance in the Manchester derby
October 26th, 2015
Manchester United are 7/1 third favourites to win the Premier League title after a lacklustre performance against Manchester City on Sunday.
After the derby, there was an elephant in the room regarding the performance of Wayne Rooney, with the United skipper failing to make much of an impact and it has largely been the story of the forward’s season.
Louis van Gaal remains fiercely defensive of the England striker and claimed he was “sick” of hearing questions about Rooney, with the Dutchman going on the offensive and stating he would speak no longer about a player whose presence in the team is costing them dear.
Van Gaal said: “I have to talk every week about Rooney, why?”
When it was put to him that this is because of the 30-year-old’s stature in the game, Van Gaal was equally unimpressed. “Then you have to write it. It is your opinion. I don’t give any more answers about Wayne Rooney. I am sick of them.
“I have seen on the video that we should have had a penalty but the referee was not giving us that benefit and of course it is difficult to see,” Van Gaal said.