Man United heading in the right direction, insists Wayne Rooney
The Manchester United striker says that it won't be long before the Red Devils click under Louis van Gaal
Wayne Rooney insists that Manchester United are “heading in the right direction” despite suffering their third defeat of the season at Manchester City on Sunday.
Sergio Aguero’s 63rd-minute strike was all that separated the two sides at Etihad Stadium after United were reduced to 10 men when Chris Smalling was sent off before half-time.
The result left Louis van Gaal’s side 10th in the table and 13 points behind leaders Chelsea after 10 games.
But United captain Rooney feels that the Red Devils are making progress under the Dutchman.
“We’re working on different things, which a lot of us haven’t been used to. We’re certainly heading in the right direction,” said Rooney.
“We’re progressing each week and playing some nice football. We need to turn that into results and I’m sure we can do that if we keep working, keep learning and keep doing what the manager wants from us.”
Rooney also backed defender Smalling to “learn” from his mistake after his dismissal in the derby.
“Chris is disappointed,” he added.
“It’s tough when you get sent off, especially in a derby and with such a long time to go in the game it made it difficult for the rest of us to hold on. I’m sure Chris will learn from that.”