While United captain Wayne Rooney may be enduring a personal nightmare start to the season the young Dutchman admits he’s leaning on the under fire England striker for advice as he finds his feet at Old Trafford and in the English Premier League.
Rooney began the game like a man with a point to prove, but, after a bright opening 20 minutes, his performance fizzled out – much like that of United’s as a whole, barring a late flurry of chances that saw Javier Hernandez and Chris Smalling go close to snatching a victor.
They will gain approval for van Gaal who, in turn, will be satisfied the man he brought in from the cold – Adnan Januzaj – bagged the deflected goal at Villa Park. We had too many unnecessary losses of possession as a team and Adnan Januzaj had unnecessary ball...
Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood said: “I am disappointed with the result, I thought we nullified them, but it is to be expected, we have a lot of players out there trying to find their feet in English football“.
Louis van Gaal claimed that De Gea turned down the chance to play for United against Spurs last weekend as he wants to leave Old Trafford for Real Madrid, but reports from the De Gea camp suggest that claim is not accurate.