After Manchester United’s 3-0 loss to Arsenal last weekend, the players left for international duty. Louis van Gaal announced that he was not a fan of this.
The Dutch coach said that as the players were leaving, he didn’t have a chance to reform them following the loss.
Louis van Gaal continued by saying that his captain, Wayne Rooney, should play for England but that he hopes that he would not be risked as a starter, as the Three Lions have already qualified.
Well, Manchester United’s manager has got his wish. Wayne Rooney will not be featuring in either of England’s final Euro 2016 qualifiers, against Estonia and Lithuania.
The Englishman missed training on Tuesday and again yesterday, and has now been sent home with an ankle injury, ruling him out of the upcoming international fixtures.
The ankle injury was assessed as a knock, sustained in the Arsenal match, earlier in the week but is now deemed to be too serious for him to train.
Wayne Rooney is expected to be fit for next weekend’s trip to Everton so Louis van Gaal will be glad that his player will be receiving some extra rest days.
The Wembley crowd will still be able to get a glimpse of Rooney tomorrow, as he will be honoured with the golden boot trophy, which will be awarded to him by Sir Bobby Charlton.