Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney insists Louis van Gaal is the best coach he has played under.
The former England star, who was managed by Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho for a combined 11 years, praised Van Gaal’s attention to detail.
The Dutchman won an FA Cup in his two seasons at Old Trafford before being replaced by Mourinho in 2016.
Rooney told The Mirror: “Van Gaal is by far the best coach I have worked with – 100 per cent.
“His tactical skills, his way of preparing and his attention to the finest of details, I found amazing. I admired that in him. I had never looked at stuff like that before.
“Van Gaal knows that the way he works is tough for players. I made him aware of that at the time and we talked about this very well together.
“I regret how it all ended, yet I know one thing for sure – I have learnt a lot from him and I am definitely going to use those lessons for when I am a manager.”
Rooney, who revealed he has received managerial offers while playing for DC United in the MLS, appears to have no intention of retiring soon.
The 33-year-old has scored 10 goals so far this season with DC United just a point off Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia.