‘Man United captain Wayne Rooney back to his best thanks to Louis van Gaal’
John Hartson heaps praise on Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney is back to his best after Louis van Gaal named the striker as Manchester United captain, according to John Hartson.
The Red Devils forward has scored two goals and made an assist in his last three Premier League games following his return from a three-game suspension.
Leading is not about head-butting walls and grabbing people by the neck
Van Gaal, who was appointed United manager in May, named Rooney as his new skipper at the start of the season following Nemanja Vidic’s departure.
And former Arsenal star Hartson believes the responsibility of being United’s leader has helped to improve the England international.
“Van Gaal seems to have given Wayne his confidence back and he’s trying things again and that’s when he’s at his best,” Hartson is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.
“Leading is not about head-butting walls and grabbing people by the neck – it is about going out and doing it.”
Rooney has scored five goals and made three assists in 11 Premier League appearances this season.