Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has admitted that he finds it tough working with manager Louis van Gaal, reports the Daily Star.
The Dutchman became the new manager last summer, taking over after the awful tenure of David Moyes. After a slow start the Red Devils have hit their stride under the 63-year-old, confirming a place in the top four to qualify for next season’s Champions League. When they only had 13 points from their first ten games this would not have seemed possible.
Their skipper has admitted that the manager’s way of working has been hard to get used to after playing under Sir Alex Ferguson and Moyes for the vast majority of his career. The England international will be hoping that he is able to get used to them next season as the Old Trafford outfit look to build on their European qualification.
He said: “”Tough! It’s a different way of working to what we’re used to and I think the players have embraced that. In the first few months it was different. We found it tough, I think that probably showed in our performances.
“But since then I think everyone has seen the quality of football that we’ve been playing and I’m sure with the experience the manager has got, we’ll all kick on, we’ll learn a lot and it will benefit us.”
United face Hull City on the weekend in a match that will have no effect on their Premier League position. Their opponents have rather more to play for, needing a win to have any chance of avoiding relegation.