Wayne Rooney does not quite understand

Wayne Rooney does not quite understand why it’s always the boss Louis Van Gaal who is crucified and not the players when Manchester United performs badly.

The Red Devils’ recent run has been really poor which has seen them not only slipping to 5 in the domestic first flight, but, suffering elimination in Europe too.
And, as usual, Louis Van Gaal is again getting put to swords.

But, according to Rooney, Van Gaal is not the one who goes onto the ground and does what is required to win the game for United. That job is of the players and it’s them who have been faltering at that. So, if there is any criticism, it should be directed towards the players and not the coach.

Talking to press after the victory over Derby, Rooney said, “We, as players, always give our all when we are out there. But, even if you are giving your all, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the result would be in your favour all the time. Thankfully, we are on the positive side today, but, there are times when it doesn’t quite happen.”

“However, I don’t think the manager is always the culprit whenever the result is not there. It’s us who should be taking the flak because it’s us who perform and not the manager.”

Rooney is approaching another Bobby Charlton record i.e. of being the highest Manchester United scorer.

He has to strike 7 more times in Manchester United jersey and he would be past Charlton.

The 30-year old has already displaced Charlton from the top as far as the England records are concerned and he is looking forward to doing that at United too.

“I know about that. The media is always mentioning it.”, said Rooney with a smile when reminded how close he is to breaking that record.