Louis van Gaal says Wayne Rooney is even better than expected

Prior to his Manchester United appointment last season, Louis van Gaal had never managed in England.

After managing United for just over a season, the Dutch manager has praised his captain, Wayne Rooney, not only for his goal at the weekend, but also for his “fantastic attitude”.

Louis van Gaal said:

“I think Wayne’s strength of character is an example for everybody, not only for his fellow players but also for other players from other clubs and also for the manager, because he is a very social human being and he has a professional attitude.”

“And I could not imagine that when I was the coach of the Dutch national team before I came to United.”

”I had heard other things, but he has shown a fantastic attitude and I am very happy that he scored.”

The Red Devils boss also commented on claims that Wayne Rooney lacks pace:

“People question whether he has lost pace, yes, but he is always running in behind at the right moment and that is more important.”

“I was not so fast as Wayne [when Van Gaal played], and Wayne is not so fast as Anthony Martial, but when you go at the right time then you are always faster than your opponent.”

England’s all-time top goal scorer has 6 goals and an assist in his 12 appearances this season.

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