Louis van Gaal heaps praise on midfielder Wayne Rooney post stellar win over Newcastle

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has praised Wayne Rooney for his new role as an attacking midfielder following a 3-1 triumph over rivals Newcastle at Old Trafford.

ANI| Updated: Dec 27, 2014, 16:09 PM IST
Louis van Gaal heaps praise on midfielder Wayne Rooney post stellar win over Newcastle

London: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has praised Wayne Rooney for his new role as an attacking midfielder following a 3-1 triumph over rivals Newcastle at Old Trafford.

Van Gaal said that he couldn't have demanded more as a manager as Rooney scored two goals and gets an assist. He further said that he had asked Rooney to be more attacking after displaying a defensive show against Aston Villa in the last match, the BBC reported.

The Dutchman added that Rooney has the lung capacity to run 90 minutes as a midfielder.

Currently placed at third spot in the league table, United took their unbeaten run to eight games with the win.