Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney could miss the champions league clash against PSV Eindhoven.
The England international suffered a hamstring injury in training and didn’t appear in the 3-1 win over Liverpool.
Van Gaal is hoping Rooney can travel, but he’s certain the striker will feature against Southampton come September 20.
“He is injured so we have to take care of him,” he told MUTV. “I think he is very important for us and I donâ€™t to take any risks so thatâ€™s why he doesnâ€™t play [against Liverpool].
“I donâ€™t think he will play against PSV Eindhoven, but maybe he shall play at Southampton. We have to wait and see if he can play against PSV because we still have three days to go.”