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Louis Van Gaal has admitted that Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney wasn’t good enough during his time at the Old Trafford.

The Dutchman has been talking about his time in Manchester and we have covered the interviews here and here.

Louis Van Gaal interview Manchester United Ed Woodward
Louis Van Gaal interview Manchester United Ed Woodward

The 67-year-old was also quizzed about Wayne Rooney specifically and here’s what he said about him:

“I’m sorry but he was over the hill. But in spite of that he was one of my best players.”

“You can say nothing about his professionalism as a player in the training sessions or on a pitch,” added van Gaal.

“Outside the environment of the training pitch and the stadium is different. I made him my captain because I want to control that life outside.

“I think we don’t succeed totally (by giving Rooney responsibility).”

Credits: ManchesterEveningNews

We all know that Wayne Rooney was past his best during the Dutchman’s reign but what is Louis Van Gaal trying to accomplish here with these interview after all these years is anyone’s guess!

Wayne Rooney left Manchester United for Everton in 2007 and he currently plays for the MLS Club DC United where he has a contract for another couple of years.

Wayne Rooney to make a return to Everton or Manchester United
Wayne Rooney to make a return to Everton or Manchester United

The 33-year-old has hinted that he could hang up his boot after the end of his contract at DC United and he would love to return to either the Goodison Park or the Old Trafford in a coaching capacity.

Would you like to have Wayne Rooney back in a couple of years time here at the Old Trafford?


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