Louis van Gaal pleased with Wayne Rooney’s character

Louis van Gaal is well pleased with Wayne Rooney’s mental leadership in the dressing room at half-time in United’s 1-0 win over Liverpool.

Wayne Rooney questioned the focus and mental abilities of his team mates during half-time break.

Man United were outplayed by Liverpool in the first half of the game but Rooney rose to the occasion to slot in a goal at 78 minutes which handed the Red Devils the maximum three points.

And Van Gaal thinks Rooney’s leadership qualities are key in matches looks satisfied for that.

“Not only Wayne Rooney is doing that, there are several players doing that and that is what I want.

“The players are self-responsible not only the manager, that’s also why I have made this approach to the players and so on because responsibility for the result and commitment is very important that your team is showing that.”

Van Gaal will be in all sorts of trouble after United’s 0-1 loss at Old Trafford to Southampton on Saturday, courtesy of Charlie Austin’s debut goal.

Manchester United are currently fifth in the Premier League with 37 points at the moment, five points adrift of fourth placed Tottenham.

One may wonder, “United Fans ! Have you seen enough ?”. And maybe it’s high time for managerial change at the Old Trafford.