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1 why I made rooney captain. on 15th August 2014, 8:14 pm

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Van Gaal: Why I made Rooney Manchester
United captain
The Dutch coach has called for the 28-year-old to
repeat his US tour performances when the
Premier League gets underway and insists he is
yet to meet with Sir Alex Ferguson
By Stephen Darwin
Aug 15, 2014 17:16:00
Louis van Gaal has revealed
that Wayne Rooney's
attitude on the pitch is the
main reason why he has
decided to make him
Manchester United captain.
With Nemanja Vidic having
left the club for Inter in the summer, the England
striker was announced as his replacement three
days ago, while Darren Fletcher took up the vice-
captain role .
Rooney could
also be handed
the armband at
international
level in the
coming weeks
and Van Gaal is
adamant that he
is ready for the
responsibility.
When asked why
he selected the
28-year-old
forward as his
skipper, the
Dutch coach said:
"His attitude, of
course. That is more on the pitch and on the
training ground. Not so much off the pitch but I
have explained to him that off the pitch is also very
important to me.
"He accepted the responsibility and I like him very
much: how he trained and also how he performed
in the games, how he performed to his fellow
players.
"On Tuesday, I said to him that maybe it is too much
for him to be captain. But let it fly, I said, let it fly. In
the US, he scored a lot of goals and made a great
amount of assists. I want to see that Wayne."
Van Gaal has also insisted that he is yet to meet Sir
Alex Ferguson since arriving at the club. He added:
"No, until this moment I have not found the time to
do that and I do not know if he is at home.
"He called off [going on tour] but I have also been
very busy. That is the reason.

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