Wayne Rooney has called Louis van Gaal the best coach he has ever worked with, pipping Sir Alex Ferguson to the number one spot in his list. However, when it comes to coaching, Rooney expressed his admiration for Van Gaal, despite the Dutchman only winning one trophy during his time as United manager.
“Van Gaal is by far the best coach I have worked with – one hundred per cent,” Rooney told De Telegraaf.
“His tactical skills, his way of preparing and his attention to the finest of details, I found amazing. I admired that in him. I had never looked at stuff like that before.”
It was no secret that Rooney and Ferguson had a number of differences during the striker’s 13-year career at the club with the former England captain handing in a transfer request back in 2010.
“Van Gaal knows that the way he works is tough for players. I made him aware of that at the time and we talked about this very well together.
“I regret how it all ended, yet I know one thing for sure – I have learnt a lot from him and I am definitely going to use those lessons for when I am a manager.”