Manchester United boss inspired by Wayne Rooney’s recent half-time rant

first_img Wayne Rooney 1 Louis Van Gaal has hailed Wayne Rooney’s dressing room blast at his Manchester United team-mates and says it reminded him of the rant that led to one of his most coveted managerial moments.Rooney provided vocal criticism of his team’s shortcomings at half-time at Anfield last week before going on to score the winning goal in the second half.For Van Gaal it brought back memories of Frank Rijkaard’s famous half-time intervention in the 1995 Champions League final which paved the way for Ajax’s upset win over AC Milan.The normally placid Rijkaard lost his temper with under-performing team-mate Clarence Seedorf – then went on to set up the winner for Patrick Kluivert after the break.Van Gaal said: “I think the players have to take responsibility but at the right moment – because I have seen it in my career at the wrong moment.“At the right moment you have to do it so I am very pleased – in the final in 1995 with Frank Rijkaard for example.“It’s always good, it always helps the manager and also the players. I’m asking already for more. I believe in the corrections of fellow players – I think that is more important than the correction of a manager.”last_img read more