Rooney’s Jaw-Dropping Revelation: The Tactical Mastermind Who Surpassed Sir Alex Ferguson at Man United Revealed!


Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been one of the greatest in the history of the game. However, Wayne Rooney, an erstwhile star under Ferguson, believes one man was better than him.

Rooney made 559 appearances for Man United, scoring 253 goals, actually played under five different managers at Old Trafford. The Englishman was an integral part of the Red Devils under Ryan Giggs, David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal and Jose Mourinho as well. Although he played under Ferguson for the longest time, he believes one tactician was superior to him. It is something hard to digest as the career of him became lustrous under the Scot only.

Rooney claims that Louis Van Gaal surpasses Ferguson for him

The former striker claimed that Louis van Gaal, even if he struggled to capture the players off of the pitch, was extremely astute with his tactics. Speaking on ‘Stick to Football’, Rooney claimed that the Dutchman was actually better tactically than Ferguson.

“If I was more selfish I potentially could have scored a lot more goals. But I just wanted to play. The amount of times I had midfielders telling me to go away, Sir Alex would say to me you need to stay up front.

I remember Louis van Gaal when he came in, I thought tactically he was the best I worked with, it was the stuff off the pitch that was difficult for players and how he worked. But I remember him coming in and saying he wants his centre forward to have 15 or 20 touches a game.”

These statements, that too from someone of Wayne Rooney’s status, will be a surprise for some Manchester United fans. It may heavily be due to the fact that Louis only got a FA Cup to his hands during his tenure. Nevertheless, when it comes to the accolades of a manager, even Rooney’s perception will be in favour of the Scottish tactician.

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