Manchester United grabbed pole position in the Barclays Premier League table with yet another dominant display in the English Premier League (EPL).
Manchester United take on Wolfsburg on Wednesday.
“I’m happy for Rooney because the media is laying a lot of pressure on him“.
“A goal is the biggest influence in a game and I changed my approach at halftime because of that. He was smiling”. Injury to Fabio Borini, where he needed attention and also United striker Anthony Martial in the first half forced the game to extend by four minutes before the end of the half.
Sterner tests lie around the corner.
Van Gaal is yet to win over all of the fans since taking over in 2014 but on the evidence this season they look certain to be challenging for silverware soon. “You can say we were well organised against a good team like United, but we gave the game away in two minutes”.
“I don’t have to wait until October”.
“We shall improve every week, yes”.
Few predicted United would be top of the pile following a summer of upheaval.
He believes it was his decision to show the door to stars like Robin van Persie, Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao that has sparked United’s rise.
Rooney’s goal, bundled in 40 seconds after the break, took his league tally for the former European champions to 171, joint third with Denis Law on the club’s all-time list.
The Black Cats made an admirable start at Old Trafford against a United side looking to go top of the Barclays Premier League. We knew that from last season and Newcastle earlier in the season; they make it hard, put bodies behind the ball and defend with their lives.
“They have to accept that structure, and that is why I do that [sell players] every season”. “He’s been incredible. He’s a young lad, we have to remember that. There is no reason why we can’t win the league”, Jones said. We have to keep working hard to see if we can stay there.
And the Dutch manager couldn’t hide his delight, revealing his pride over the club’s recent results as well as their current standing.
I’m sure he’ll bring plenty of magic moments for us.”