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Van Gaal Not Bothered By Rooney Drought

Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal, insists he is not concerned with Wayne Rooney's goal-drought in the Premier League.

Read: Van Gaal: Shaw Shattered After Leg-Break

The Red Devils skipper has not scored in any of his four Premier League matches this season, although he missed the victory over Liverpool.

However, has been scoring for the English national side, where he become the country's all-time top scorer, while he bagged a hat-trick in the Champions League play-offs.

However, Van Gaal says it's not only about Rooney scoring goals, as he creates a lot of goals for United as well.

"He scored against Bruges. He scored," Van Gaal told reporters.

"It doesn't matter if it's the Premier League or the Champions League. I was very happy when we scored more goals. 

"It does not matter to me who is scoring. But we have to score more. When you are so dominant as we are, in all the matches, we have to win these games.   

"He has a range of scoring goals. You can count all the goals he's made. In my memory, Rooney has scored a lot. 

"He's nearly the record holder in the Premier League so I hope he will beat that record but I have to wait and see, like you do."

Van Gaal also confirmed that Rooney is fit to feature against Southampton at St. Mary's on Sunday, after missing the last two games.

"Wayne is back, it was a minor injury and we didn't want to take risks," said van Gaal. "But he has had training and treatment and I think he can start," Van Gaal added.

Read: Xavi Recalls How Van Gaal Would Humiliate Him

Will Wayne Rooney end his Premier League drought against Southampton? Let us know in the comment section below.


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