Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

L LOUIS Van Gaal [...]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

L LOUIS Van Gaal [...]

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l ? LOUIS van Gaal has rebuked his captain Wayne Rooney and winger Jesse Lingard for saying that the United boss has taken the shackles off the Reds.

Rooney and Lingard claimed that the players have been granted more freedom by the Dutchman following months of negativity over their boring style.

United came under heavy fire for their lack of attacking ideas, but stormed back with a vibrant 3-1 win at Derby County in the FA Cup last Friday and a dynamic 3-0 win against Stoke City in the Premier League on Tuesday.

After the Derby Cup victory, Rooney said: "The manager gave us a lot of freedom to go and play. You could see the difference in the team as we seemed to be enjoying it and scored some good goals and fully deserved to win."

Lingard followed up the theme after Stoke. …

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