Former United striker, Teddy Sheringham has blamed Van Gaal’s tactics for Rooney’s lack of goals.
Rooney has managed just two premier league goals this season and has come under criticism for his performance.
However, Sheringham has now blamed Van Gaal and his tactics for Rooney’s drought in front of goal.
“Rooney will score goals if he is given the right kind of set-up to work in. He has proved that time and again down the years,” Sheringham told ESPN.
“All I would say is playing up front on your own is very tough. Not many players can pull that off successfully. I certainly wouldn’t have fancied trying to play that role and always had a partner alongside me.
“Van Gaal is trying something different at Manchester United and it is not quite suiting Rooney at the moment. You have a top-quality player there, so you would like to think there is a way of finding a system that will suit him. It is up to the manager to work that out.”