Louis van Gaal reacts angrily on question about Boxing

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal reacted angrily when questioned about the boxing celebration performed by Wayne Rooney after scoring a goal in the 3-0 win over Tottenham on Sunday.

A private video featuring Rooney was recently released by a popular national daily. The England international is seen having a game of boxing with Stoke City defender Phil Bardsley at his home. A punch from the former Manchester United teammate resulted in Rooney being thrown offguard and knocked out for a few minutes. The 29-year-old mocked this video by performing a similar gesture after scoring the goal.

Van Gaal refused to discuss about this celebration, as he felt that the media raising questions about the private life of a player is certainly not right. As one of most high profile players within the United team, Rooney’s activities are closely monitored by the National press.

Manchester City coming back to Form this Season

Manchester City might not have played great football for the starting few weeks of the season, but, now, they are coming to their own.

Not only have they started going up north in their domestic league, they have made a comeback in Europe too. In fact, they have managed to make the pre quarter final round in the Champions League.

The other night, playing away at Roma, the Sky Blues excelled. A 2-0 victory saw them ending at no. 2 in their group.

Four weeks back, it was looking like an almost impossible thing for City to be able to clear the group stage in Europe. After having played their 4 games, they only had 2 points and they had to face Bayern Munich, arguably the best team in the group, once.

But, not only did City defeat Munich; they carried the same intensity in the following game too and defeated Roma convincingly to take their points’ tally to 8 and also, to improve their goal differential to +1.

Louis van Gaal Extremely happy with Rooney Performance

United manager Louis van Gaal says that striker Wayne Rooney has exceeded his expectations since his arrival at the club.

Rooney was recently made the captain by the Dutchman ahead of Robin van Persie with whom he shares a great relationship. Even though Rooney has had a stop and start season so far due to injuries and suspension, Van Gaal believes that the former Everton man has done exceedingly well. The 29-year-old has scored five goals in 10 Premier League matches this season, which is not close to the record of areas like Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero.
However, his goals have helped United get important victories against teams like Arsenal and West Ham.

Rooney Captainship comes into question after red card

Louis van Gaal’s decision to select Wayne Rooney as the captain of Manchester United has been one that surprised many fans of the Premier League club, you have to take into consideration that there are plenty more players at Old Trafford which have more experience or have shown to be much more mature and can handle the heat better than Rooney.

In Manchester United’s latest Premier League match, Wayne Rooney was delivered a straight red card which will be suspending the Englishman for the next 3 upcoming matches of Manchester United.

This is not the first time that Rooney has been sent off as he has already suffered similar things in the past when he knocked Ricardo Carvalho during the 2006 World Cup and he also launched a kick at Miodrag Dzudovic a few years ago.

Hamann Believes Rooney Has Poor Work Ethic

Dietmar Hamann believes that Wayne Rooney has not been able to get himself into the category of great players so far because of his poor work ethic.

According to Hamann, talent is not the only thing required to achieve greatness. You need to add hard work, determination, focus and attitude to that. Only, then you can become role model for the kids all over the world.

In the Words of the former Liverpool man, “For sportspersons especially those who are willing to be called great, attitude is very important. You can’t be partying hard like a brat. That might have a bad affect on the mental side of your game. This is where I believe somebody like Ronaldo is better than Rooney.”

Hamann Believes Rooney Has Poor Work Ethic

Dietmar Hamann believes that Wayne Rooney has not been able to get himself into the category of great players so far because of his poor work ethic.

According to Hamann, talent is not the only thing required to achieve greatness. You need to add hard work, determination, focus and attitude to that. Only, then you can become role model for the kids all over the world.

In the Words of the former Liverpool man, “For sportspersons especially those who are willing to be called great, attitude is very important. You can’t be partying hard like a brat. That might have a bad affect on the mental side of your game. This is where I believe somebody like Ronaldo is better than Rooney.”

Rooney Claims Players Are Ready To Impress New Manager

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has claimed that the players are ready to impress new manager Louis van Gaal, who recently took charge of the managerial duties at the club. The Dutchman was appointed as a replacement for David Moyes, who left the role just four matches before the end of last campaign. The 62-year-old from the back of an impressive World Cup tournament with the Dutch national team during which several of his tactical decisions were praised by pundits and fans alike.

Rooney Under Fire From English Press

Wayne Rooney is being hammered in the English media by some of the pundits of the game for his two outings in the FIFA World Cup 2014, but, there are some people who are supporting him as well.

The Holland skipper Robin Van Persie defended his Manchester United teammate in an interview given to a TV Channel last night.

According to Van Persie whose own team is in a very good position in the World Cup, it’s unfair to call for Rooney’s head because his performances didn’t lack effort. He tried as hard as he could. Unfortunately, he couldn’t guide his team to victories, but, there was no lack of commitment there.

When asked about Rooney being criticized heavily in England, Van Persie said, “It’s sad really. Wayne did whatever he could, scored on one occasion and assisted once too. He was putting in 100% effort there and when a player does that, he shouldn’t be blamed.”

Rooney Announced For England

Wayne Rooney was not surprisingly included in Roy Hodgson’s list of players that he will be taking with him to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. The Manchester United player missed out from the last 3 matches of the Premier League as he picked up a groin injury and had to rest during the last phases of the season.

The former Everton performer has struggled trying to make good performances for England. Rooney sustained a metatarsal injury for the 2006 World Cup and he was rushed to recover and get fit which ultimately caused him to get injured once more for the 2010 World Cup as the Englishman was not even close on producing any kind of memorable performance for his nation.

This time around Rooney has revealed that he will not be rushed to get back in fitness.

"Previously I have always been going into the first game looking for fitness and it's difficult to get your breathing right and the rest of it," he told the Daily Mail.

ROONEY BACKS GIGGS

Wayne Rooney reckons that Ryan Giggs is a suitable man to be appointed as the next Red Devils manager.

Giggs is currently in charge at Old Trafford, but, only temporarily as the Manchester United board is believed to be looking for an experienced man for the job.

However, United’s start under Giggs was brilliant yesterday as they thrashed Norwich City by 4-0 with Rooney and Mata scoring a couple of goals each.

If Giggs guides United to similar sort of victories in the remaining three games as well, he would surely force the board to give a thought about him too as far as the appointment of the full time manager is concerned.

Apart from Rooney, several other players from the Red Devils camp are also quite impressed with Giggs and are in favour of him being given the full time job.

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