Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jose's Fixed United Insists Wayne

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jose's Fixed United Insists Wayne

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WAYNE Rooney has suggested Louis van Gaal's habit of naming his line-ups early broke United's team spirit.

But the Reds captain says Jose Mourinho has already repaired the damage at Old Trafford.

Van Gaal would name his team up to 48 hours in advance and even inform those who would not be in the 18-man squad.

It led to a demoralising atmosphere in the United dressing room among those left out.

But Rooney says Mourinho has ensured everyone still has a goal to fight for up to match-day and beyond.

"Everyone knows that if you work hard, then you will eventually have the opportunity to show your worth," said the striker. "Last year many players knew they would be starting on the bench even days before the game.

"Some would even know that they would not be travelling with the squad. …

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