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LVG warns Rooney of his place at United


Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has warned the captain of captain of the side that, he is not promised of a start in the FA cup semi-final against his former club, Everton at Wembley.

The captain of the Reds and the three Lions of England, Wayne Rooney came back into action in the 1-0 victory over Aston Villa last Saturday after being sidelined for two months by a knee injury.

Louis Van Gaal, the manager of the side stated that Rooney will have more playing time in English Premier League game on Wednesday against Palace at the Old Trafford, however, every player must earn the right to start in the semis of the FA Cup on Saturday.

“It’s dependent (on) how he plays, like every player. We have to see how he is playing,” he told reporters.


“I think he played very well in the first half (against Villa), I have said that already. In the second half he was tiring but he had already got 60 minutes in his legs.

“He has trained today and he has recovered so we will have to see how he is feeling in the second half against Crystal Palace and still he has to play good.”

Rooney has never won the FA Cup and was also left out in the 2009 semi-final against Everton.


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