Wayne Rooney has made me proud as Manchester United captain, says Louis van Gaal
Manchester, May 24 (IANS) Football manager Louis van Gaal praised Wayne Rooney's work as Manchester United captain this season, saying he is proud of his striker. Van Gaal and Rooney have worked well together as this season and have supported each other during difficult times.
The Englishman was named the skipper following the Dutchman's appointment as manager last summer after a number of players were trialled wearing the armband pre-season. Van Gaal hailed Rooney's work behind the scenes and his versatility on the pitch after making more appearances in a deeper midfield role rather than as a focal attacking point.
"Wayne is a very good captain. I am very proud. I haven't had any disappointments this year with him. He is very good in the dressing room. He is always an example off the training pitch and when we play in matches, he always fights until the end," Van Gaal was quoted as saying.
"Wayne has also played a lot of positions for me without ever complaining. I like multi-functional players and the team needs more players like him. I made a very good decision with Wayne because we have fought right until the end in all of our matches. The team spirit has been great."
United end their season on Sunday with a trip to a Hull City and will be looking to finish it on a winning note.