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Sheringham: Blame Van Gaal for Rooney's Man Utd struggles

Stevenage boss Teddy Sheringham says Louis van Gaal is to blame for Wayne Rooney's poor Manchester United form.

Sheringham was part of United's 1999 Treble winning team.

"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."

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