Wayne Rooney is indispensable to the team, says Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal
The 2015/16 season has admittedly not been the best for a club like Manchester United. However, the United fans can see the 3-0 victory over Stoke City as a sign of better things to come. After the last few matches, last night’s result was a welcome change for the club and their manager Louis van Gaal, who has been getting increasingly anxious over the team’s poor performances.
The victory was so sweet for Van Gaal that he even came out and said that now that Wayne Rooney is back in form, he has become undroppable and indispensable to the team. In a way, Van Gaal is right to say this because Rooney’s return to form came at a time when United needed it the most.
"I hope for him and it is also good for me then because when he scores, we win," said the happy manager in a press conference. Rooney was a substitute in the last leg of the same match which was played at Stoke City’s home ground.
Last night, his performance was exemplary as he not only scored a goal but also his movements in and around the box were excellent. Van Gaal explained that Rooney should become the all-time highest goal scorer for United because his goals bring the Dutchman luck. The 30-year-old striker has scored 244 goals for United and is just five goals behind the legend, Sir Bobby Charlton.
The other two goals were scored by Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial. Van Gaal has revealed that he is not going to change the combination of Martial, Rooney and Mata. Martial will keep on playing as a winger where he seems to be getting better with every single game, Mata will hold onto his number ten position and Wayne will keep on playing as a striker.
If the team keeps on playing like the way they played last night, it will be interesting to see the effect of that on the Dutch Coach’s future at Old Trafford. If he stays at United (you may also read “not sacked by United”), he will get a chance to meet his former captain (at Barcelona FC) Pep Guardiola, who is all set to join Manchester City.