The teenager failed to find the net in Saturday’s commanding 3-0 victory over Sunderland but did provide an assist that allowed Rooney to scored his first Premier League goal since April.
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has claimed that the team deserves to be top of the Premier League table following their start to the season.
“Van Gaal is a very strict coach”, he told French programme Telefoot.
Shaw’s injury has obliged Van Gaal to reconfigure his defence, however, and with Marcos Rojo sidelined by a hamstring injury, Matteo Darmian was switched to left-back against Sunderland. He is also an attacking point and he can also prepare goals.
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has let his frustrations be known after seeing his former club suffer a 2-1 reverse in their opening group stage fixture of the Champions League against PSV Eindhoven.
“From the first day I was hoping to see the team in this place the club has occupied for so many times in the past”, he said.
“I know exactly where I stand”, the United manager said.
“We played much better against Southampton, but you have to control the game with ball possession, and we did that”. We also have players in the middle, so it’s a good mix. “Borini as a striker had problems keeping the ball, that’s why I brought on [Steven] Fletcher at half-time”.
For the first time since he moved to United, Anthony Martial failed to score in a Premier League game, but he did set up Rooney. “But I was very pleased with the third goal because it was a reflection of the game”.
“They have not really had anyone for quite a while with that ability to make decent runs and with that explosive pace to stretch teams”.
Wayne Rooney got the all-important breakthrough, his first domestic goal of the season, on 23 minutes after latching onto an early ball through the defence from Daley Blind to fire beyond the goalkeeper.