Former Manchester United player Teddy Sheringham has joined the number of ex-Red Devil players to blame Coach Louis Van Gaal for either his style of play or for skipper Wayne Rooney’s poor form for United this season.
Sheringham was part of the Treble winning Manchester United squad in 1999. The Stevenage boss believe given the right set up, Wayne Rooney would score goals. The ex-Red devil player believes Van Gaal’s decision to play Rooney up front alone is the reason why the striker is struggling so far.
Under former United legendary Coach; Sir Alex Ferguson, United play with two strikers, making it hard to mark out both strikers at the same time. Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke were the first choice partnership and both worked for each other, providing assists and relieving pressure from each other.
But Dutch Coach Louis Van Gaal plays Rooney alone up front and he feels isolated as his runs and movements are easily snuffed off by opposition defense. Sheringham believes Van Gaal is trying something new at Manchester United and it is not quiet suiting Rooney at the moment.
Not many players can pull that off successfully, I certainly wouldn’t have fancied trying to play that role and always had a partner alongside me stated Sheringham.
Many ex- United players are coming to Wayne Rooney’s defense this past months but it has to be said that Rooney has also struggled with the three lions and not just for Manchester United. He needs to re-invent his game and scoring touches as age seems to be catching up fast with him. His goal returns last season is a far cry from what we know he can produce and it’s not looking any better so far this season.