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Rooney: LVG system suits United


Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney

WAYNE ROONEY believes that Manchester United are thriving under new boss Louis van Gaal - as shown by last night's 3-1 win over Liverpool in a pre-season friendly.

United came from 1-0 down, a Steven Gerrard first-half penalty, to overcome their rivals 3-1 with goals from Rooney, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard in front of 51,000 fans in Miami to lift the International Champions Cup.

And Rooney says that the United players are already on board with van Gaal's message.

"It's been a good few weeks. We've got a new manager who wants us to play a different style of football," said Rooney.

"We've had to adapt. We've had some good results against top opposition so we can be pleased. I think the system suits the team, not only myself. The manager came in and had a look at the players we've got. He's done what he thinks is best suited for our team.

"He's a tough manager but he's been great since he came in. He's given us all a different way of looking at football, which we haven't had before. It's been great for us and hopefully that will continue.

"We wanted to win games, play well ad obviously we've done that. We've won a trophy as well. It's always nice to beat Liverpool. We're happy with the work we've done out here, now we go on to Valencia and then the season starts."