Bayern Munich manager Louis van Gaal has revealed that he is not bothered how much form Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is currently in.
Ahead of tonight’s Champions League quarter-final first leg at the Allianz Arena in Munich, van Gaal told reporters that he was not afraid of Rooney who has been able to dismantle most defences this season but did pay homage to the English goalscorer, labelling him as a ‘super footballer’.
“I’m not afraid of anybody,” said van Gaal. “I’m never afraid and never have been. My players aren’t afraid of anybody either, but we respect Rooney’s qualities.
“As a team, we can handle him. We also have good qualities and I think United and Sir Alex may also be a bit afraid of my players.
“Rooney is a super footballer and he isn’t even that old yet. He has really developed as a player, a great player who is always efficient with his actions.
“He is very difficult to keep out of the game now, but it’s important not to concentrate on one player. We can’t afford to think about just one player.”