Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has ordered in-form Captain Wayne Rooney to shoot down his monsters at Anfield that has prevented him from scoring against Liverpool at their backyard in just over ten years.
Wayne Rooney struck twice in Tuesday’s 3-3 draw at Newcastle United to keep the Red Devils within nine points of leaders Arsenal and the Dutchman now wants him to end a long run of his own at Anfield.
“It makes it more easy for me when he scores because I have put all my money on Wayne as a striker,” the former Barcelona and Bayer Munich manager said.
“But last year I remember that Wayne never scored once at Liverpool in 10 years. So he has to break that record, then I am very pleased.”
when asked about the possibility of United suffering a barren title spell like Liverpool, the 64-year-old insisted that the club was simply going through a period of transition.
“The club is too big, too good and organised [for such a run],” Van Gaal added. “We also have a great infrastructure and we are improving that every year.
“You have to be in the top three at the end of the season, not at this moment. It’s better to be first, I agree with that, but we are still, in the two years I have been here, in transition, and that’s maybe also the reason.
Rooney has scored four times in his last three premier league matches and he is expected to lead Manchester United’s attack in Sunday’s epic showdown against Liverpool.