clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Wayne Rooney says Manchester United players to blame for bad season, not Louis van Gaal

He might be right, but that doesn't mean Louis van Gaal is good.

Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Want Backheel Breakfast in your inbox? Sign up for the email version here.

Manchester United fans have been calling for Louis van Gaal's head for quite a while, but Wayne Rooney says the manager isn't the problem with the Red Devils. "The manager has taken a lot of stick for some performances," said Rooney. "It's down to us, we're players and we have to perform. At times this season we haven't done that. In terms of that, we've probably got off quite lightly and the manager has taken a lot of it."

That's fair, but the tactics are still boring.

Save of the day

Kevin Trapp's stop on Diego Costa. (r/soccer)

In the news

Cristiano Ronaldo was in a pretty bad mood at his press conference. (AS)

PSG have sold Ezequiel Lavezzi to Hebei China Fortune, and he'll make crazy money. (BBC)

The Premier League might give Europa League teams cash bonuses for doing well in a bid to try and improve their coefficient. (Guardian)

Juventus are trying to renew Max Allegri's deal to stop him from going to England. (Football Italia)

Check out England's Euro 2016 suit, it's slick. (Mirror)

You should be reading

Nick Ames on how Gent became a Champions League knockout stage team. (Guardian)

Chloe Beresford on Fiorentina supporters' fight against their ownership's apathy. (The Gentlemen Ultra)

Rory Smith asks if Leicester winning the Premier League is bad for business. (ESPN FC)

What happened on Tuesday

Here's what we learned from PSG's win over Chelsea.

Check out Benfica's 90th-minute winner against Zenit.

What to watch on Wednesday (click for listings, all times ET)

La Liga: Sporting Gijon vs. Barcelona (12:30 p.m.) -- Making up the missed game from December.

Champions League: 2 games (2:45 p.m.) -- Madrid-Roma headlines, but Gent-Wolfsburg might be more fun.

Copa Libertadores: 4 games (from 4:30 p.m.) -- Toluca-Gremio at 9 p.m. is by far the best game of the night.


Get all kinds of stories, rumors, game coverage, and Vines of dudes getting hit in the beans in your inbox every day.