Red Devils skipper, Wayne Rooney is back in training with the team after missing several weeks of football due to a knee injury. Head coach Louis van Gaal heaps praises on the striker for his impressive performance during training. He said the English forward always gives his all in matches and training. Wayne Rooney has been involved in two training sessions with the team this week. He was reported to be on the goal scorers’ chart during the first session at the Aon Training Complex, to delight of the Coaches.
LVG happily boasted: “He scored a goal – he made a fantastic shot, a chip over the goalkeeper. It was his first training session! He can be so good that I shall be forced to give him a position in the team but it is dependable on what we are seeing [each day].”
When asked if the hairy skipper would return for the FA cup replay against west Ham, LVG asked the journalists to wait until the game to know. Manchester United U21 will play Middleborough U21 on Monday, 11th April.
“He is now coming out of rehabilitation and has only trained two times with us, so we cannot yet predict how his injury evolved. We have to wait and see how the game against Middleborough goes. We are communicating every day [about how he is feeling with his recovery] and he knows also my philosophy which everybody knows. We communicate every day with the doctor, with the player and we make a plan. It is not hard because I do that with every player and Wayne is very open for me,” LVG said.
The 30-year old player will be selected for the reserves during the U21 match.
“Wayne is a player that is always doing his utmost best, he is the easiest player for a manager. He is always wanting to contribute and he shall always do his utmost best. I hope so! I am counting on him and I have said that to him already, but he has to be fit first, and then I have to compare him with the other players,” LVG added.