Louis Van Gaal liked the fact that Wayne Rooney had an honest and animated discussion with teammates regarding the way they had played in the first half of the game at Liverpool the other day and it made a great difference.
The Red Devils were nowhere in competition prior to half time break and were probably lucky not to have got trailed to Liverpool by that time.
They were not at all appearing to be going to win that game.
But, after Rooney’s interaction to the players during the break, there was a change in the body language when the team reappeared on the pitch and the captain himself led the way with his first goal at the home of the arch rivals in about a decade.
According to Van Gaal, it’s very important to share honest opinions with teammates and he would be pleased if the players do that more in future.
The manager was quoted as speaking, “Being honest and frank in the dressing room is good. I liked it and I would say I want it to happen more in future.”
“Everyone has to hundred percent commit himself to the team and feel responsible for the way team is playing. The manager shouldn’t be the one taking all the responsibility because that’s not right.”
“It’s always nice when Wayne scores. He is a match winner and his goals affect the game hugely because they generally come at crunch times. Whenever he is in form, more often than not, we fetch results. But, apart from that, he is performing his role as the captain of the side quite well too which I think is as important.”
United would look to take the positive momentum that they currently have into the game against Saints which will be played at Old Trafford on Saturday.