DC United star, Wayne Rooney, has named Louis van Gaal, as the best manager he has played under.
Van Gaal was appointed manager of Manchester United in 2014 and led them back to the Champions League and to FA Cup glory.
The Dutchman managed Rooney during his two-year spell at Old Trafford.
Rooney has been coached by the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford and Capello with England, but believes the Van Gaal’s tactical nous puts him above the rest.
“Van Gaal is by far the best coach I have worked with – one hundred 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,” Rooney said, according to The Mirror.
He added: “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.”