The goal-scoring rate of Wayne Rooney has fallen considerably recently and one of the main reasons on why this is happening to the English forward is because of the new role that he is playing at Old Trafford as Louis van Gaal has been deploying Rooney in a midfield position which isn’t his traditional position.
Even though Rooney is not scoring goals on a consistent basis like he used to do some time ago, the Dutch coach believes that Rooney is still happy on helping out the team in his new role even if it means that his chances of scoring are limited.
‘’He’s happy. Otherwise he should come to me and say he’s not. He never does. He’s always friendly to me. He wants to perform what I want so that’s what I see.When the whole world is writing he has to be in the striker’s position, he will be thinking “maybe”. He’s human.But I’m looking for balance and I need it in midfield. The last games I played with Adnan Januzaj and Angel Di Maria in midfield. Then you need a certain balance for those kind of creative players’’ Manchester United’s Louis van Gaal said.
Louis van Gaal is hoping and expecting to sign a talented midfielder that can remove the weight that Rooney is carrying on his shoulders and allow the English attacker on playing in his forward position instead of what he has been doing recently in the middle of the pitch.
A number of summer signings is what Louis van Gaal is planning to do in order to fully accommodate his players and place each one of them in their natural playing positions.
Angel Di Maria started off his Manchester United career in superb form but the Argentine midfielder has failed to continue on playing like his early days at Old Trafford and this could force Louis van Gaal on having to sign a few more players during the summer transfer window.