In these last few seasons Wayne Rooney has been a topic of discussion due to all of the changes and things that has been happening not only in Manchester United but also in England.

Wayne Rooney was elected as the new captain for Manchester United and of his nation as well, this was a decision that has not exactly arrived as good news for fans of the English club and the country as Rooney is characterized for being a hot temper player with little to no patience concerning certain things.

There also are much more experienced players in the team of Louis van Gaal which were believed to be leading the way to take up the captaincy armband at Old Trafford after Nemanja Vidic went on to join Inter Milan a few months ago.

The coach of Manchester United, Louis van Gaal stated that he has been surprised by Wayne Rooney as he had listened to things and stories about how the English forward was but after joining and working alongside Rooney, the Dutch tactician announced that Rooney is a different player and person that how the media and certain people portrait him to be.

"From the first day he was not the Wayne Rooney what people have said about him," Van Gaal said. "He was, in my eyes, an example in training. I think he shall always play with me, but that's also difficult to say because when he is in a bad moment then maybe you can be convinced to change him. But he is my captain now, because he is the example. I have the impression that he lives for football, and that he likes that he is captain." Louis van Gaal told the media.

Wayne Rooney scored his 5th goal of the season on November 29 during Manchester United’s 3-0 victory over Hull City as Manchester United continues climbing spots in the Premier League and recovering from the mediocre start of the season that they went through.