Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal has revealed that he isn’t holding much importance in Wayne Rooney’s first Premier League goal of the season.
Rooney ended his drought with a messy finish against Sunderland in United’s 3-0 win over the Premier League strugglers, with the result taking them top of the table, after Manchester City had lost earlier in the day to Tottenham.
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While the relief was evident on Rooney’s face after the goal, Van Gaal told Sky Sports News that, although he is happy that the England international is happy, he personally ‘doesn’t care’ who is scoring or making the goals as long as his side continue to win.
United haven’t looked particularly convincing so far this season as the Dutchman has moulded them into a functional team that perhaps isn’t too extravagant, but there will be little room for frustration if results continue to follow their recent trend.
Meanwhile, Rooney had scored in United’s Champions League qualifier against Club Brugge as well as scoring for England during the most recent international break, but he had continued to struggle in the league.
Whether or not it provides him with a boost to now go on a run remains to be seen, but if the 29-year-old can find his form it will undoubtedly please Van Gaal regardless of whether or not he shares it publicly.
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