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Louis van Gaal is 'sick' of Wayne Rooney questions

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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal said he was 'sick' of questions about Wayne Rooney following his side's 0-0 draw with Manchester City on Sunday.

Rooney, who turned 30 on Saturday, was virtually anonymous throughout the 90 minutes as City left Old Trafford with a valuable point.

The Red Devils skipper mustered just one blocked throughout the game as more questions were asked as to why Anthony Martial has been forced out wide.

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But Van Gaal was in no mood to entertain questions about his captain. When asked how he assessed Rooney's performance, Van Gaal, as per the Guardian, said: “I have to talk every week about Rooney, why?”

It was put to the Dutch manager that more was expected of England's all-time record goalscorer, to which he responded: “Then you have to write it. It is your opinion. I don’t give any more answers about Wayne Rooney. I am sick of them.”

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Rooney has been through barren spells in front of goal throughout his playing career, but this time it seems different.

Not only is he struggling to find the net, he is failing to have any sort of major impact on games. His touch is letting him down, his passing has been poor and his speed and movement have gone. 

Martial is currently being wasted on the flank having already shown his ability to find the net as a centre forward.

The idea of Rooney as a centre forward, while exciting before the season kicked off, is quickly turning into a nightmare for United fans.

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Louis van Gaal
Wayne Rooney
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