Wayne Rooney On Why Louis Van Gaal Was The Greatest Coach He Has Had In His Profession
“I’ve learnt lots from him and I’m undoubtedly going to make use of these classes for when I’m a supervisor.”
Wayne Rooney has stated that Louis van Gaal was one of the best coach he labored below throughout his taking part in profession.
Rooney performed nearly all of his Manchester United profession below Alex Ferguson, who signed him from Everton for £25.6m in 2004. Underneath Ferguson, the previous England captain gained 5 Premier League titles and the Champions League.
Nonetheless, in line with Rooney, Van Gaal was “by far” one of the best coach he has had – even when the pair’s collectively time at Previous Trafford wasn’t overly profitable.
“Van Gaal is by far one of the best coach I’ve labored with – 100 per cent,” Rooney informed The Mirror.
“His tactical abilities, his method of making ready and his consideration to the best of particulars, I discovered wonderful. I admired that in him. I had by no means checked out stuff like that earlier than.”
“Van Gaal is aware of that the best way he works is hard for gamers,” continued the DC United striker.
“I made him conscious of that on the time and we talked about this very properly collectively.
“I remorse the way it all ended, but I do know one factor for positive – I’ve learnt lots from him and I’m undoubtedly going to make use of these classes for when I’m a supervisor.”
Van Gaal was United supervisor between 2014 and 2016. The Dutchman guided the membership again into the Champions League after the failure of David Moyes’ temporary reign. The next season, United completed fifth – lacking out on Champions League qualification on purpose distinction – and gained the FA Cup towards Crystal Palace. Van Gaal was sacked and changed by Jose Mourinho following the ultimate at Wembley.
The previous Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach stated just lately that Rooney was “over the hill” when he arrived on the Previous Trafford, however he was nonetheless one in every of his greatest gamers.
“You may say nothing about his professionalism as a participant within the coaching periods or on a pitch,” Van Gaal informed The Guardian about Rooney.
“Outdoors the atmosphere of the coaching pitch and the stadium is totally different. I made him my captain as a result of I wish to management that life outdoors.”
Rooney is at the moment taking part in for MLS aspect DC United, whereas Van Gaal introduced his retirement from teaching earlier this yr.