Former Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney recently praised Louis van Gaal, hailing him as the best coach he worked under, instead of United legend Alex Ferguson.
The DC United forward didn’t always have the most placid relations with Ferguson at Old Trafford.
The Scotsman signed him for the Red Devils in 2004 from Everton, when Rooney became the world’s most expensive teenager.
After working at the Theater of Dreams for 26 years, Ferguson resigned at 2013, after winning a total of 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, and two UEFA Champions League titles.
Van Gaal soon arrived at United in 2014, after Ferguson’s succesor David Moyes failling to complete a single season at the club.
after In an exclusive interview with Drivetime’s Adrian Durham and Darren Gough, the 33-year old hailed van Gaal, who only crowned one FA cup in his two-year spell at United.
“Van Gaal is by far the best coach I have worked with – 100 per cent”
“His tactical skills, his way of preparing and his attention to the finest of details, I found amazing. I admired that in him. I had never looked at stuff like that before.”
“Van Gaal knows that the way he works is tough for players. I made him aware of that at the time and we talked about this very well together.”
“I regret how it all ended, yet I know one thing for sure – I have learnt a lot from him and I am definitely going to use those lessons for when I am a manager.”