Wayne Rooney could be dropped, admits Van Gaal

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney who has been in a red-hot form ever since he was named the captain by manager Louis Van Gaal might be rested for few games. Rooney is currently the Red Devils’ top goal scorer with eight goals this season and there are reports in dailystar.co.uk that he was warned Rooney that he will not play every game.

With this Van Gaal has backtracked his earlier comments which he claimed in September that the English striker would be afforded many more privileges as the skipper of this side and would play ‘always more or less’. In the recent matches, Rooney has dropped back into midfield allowing Robin Van Persie and Radamel Falcao play forward and went on to thrive in a deep-lying role.

But when asked about Rooney’s position in his side, Van Gaal said: “It’s dependable on how the balance in the team is. I need balance in the team. I’m looking for the balance. I don’t know if I shall use him always because it’s also dependable of the form of the strikers. He’s also a very good striker so I can use him on different positions and I like that because I like multi-functional players. I normally buy more multi-functional players than specialists.”

“I have had the time to know all my players. That’s another exciting time because that’s why I became a manager. I want to work with young people. It keeps you young and you can make a team out of it. Now we are still building up and in the process,” Van Gaal also added on the likes of Tyler Blackett, Paddy McNair and James Wilson perishing at the top level.

Manchester United are currently in competition for a Top 4 spot after finishing at number 7 last season and failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

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