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Louis Van Gaal Was Better Than Ferguson Tactically - Rooney 

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Former Manchester United forward, Wayne Rooney, has picked Louis van Gaal as the most tactical manager he worked with during his time at Old Trafford.

Rooney became one of the best forwards under Sir Alex Ferguson who brought him from Everton in 2014. He also played under Van Gaal between 2014 and 2016 when the Dutchman was at the helm.

The Englishman, however, rates Van Gaal over the United legendary manager when it comes to setting up their teams tactically.

Louis Van Gaal Was Better Than Ferguson Tactically - Rooney 

“He (Van Gaal) was tactically the best I have worked with – in terms of setting you up in a shape defensively and everyone knowing their roles,” Rooney said in an interview with TalkSPORT.

“It was just about getting the attacking side right as well as the defensive side. He won a few trophies but it didn’t pan out the way everyone would have hoped.”

“The 33-year-old also talked about David Moyes' ill-fated time in Manchester.

“I think Moyes was a bit of a surprise choice but his record at Everton over ten years was great.

“He got them into the Champions League, finished in the top half almost every year and did a fantastic job.

“I think what Manchester United were trying to do at the time was bring someone in who had longevity in them as a manager.”

“It didn’t work for David Moyes and they then went for the experience of Louis van Gaal.”