Mehmet Scholl: 'Wayne Rooney and Louis van Gaal could clash'

Scholl: 'Rooney and Van Gaal could clash'
© AFP
Mehmet Scholl believes that Louis van Gaal could clash with Wayne Rooney if he is named as the new manager of Manchester United.

Former Bayern Munich reserve manager Mehmet Scholl has suggested that Louis van Gaal may struggle to work with Manchester United's experienced players if he makes the move to Old Trafford.

Van Gaal has been strongly linked with a move to England, but Scholl, who worked under Van Gaal at Bayern, believes that the Dutchman could struggle to get the best out of Wayne Rooney and other established players at the club.

The 43-year-old is quoted by The Guardian as saying: "For the big stars, it is not easy to work with him but, for the young players, he is brilliant. He is brilliant on the pitch and wants them to learn all the time, wants them to learn. Even the old players.

"Some of the players, I can tell you, like Rooney, I don't think that he has to learn anything more so that will be difficult for him if the coach says, 'You have to do it in a completely different way. Whatever you did until now, change it.'"

United are looking for a replacement for David Moyes, who was sacked as manager last month.

Dutch coach Louis van Gaal looks on before a friendly between Belgium and Netherlands in Brussels on August 15, 2012
Read Next:
Man Utd to seal Van Gaal deal next week?
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City87102942522
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd86202121920
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs85211551017
4Watford84311313015
5Chelsea8413138513
6Arsenal84131210213
7Burnley834186213
8Liverpool83411312113
9Newcastle UnitedNewcastle832398111
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom824279-210
11Southampton823379-29
12Huddersfield TownHuddersfield823359-49
13Swansea CitySwansea822458-38
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224610-48
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8224814-68
16Everton8224513-88
17Stoke CityStoke8224918-98
18Leicester CityLeicester81341013-36
19Bournemouth8116412-84
20Crystal Palace8107218-163
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand