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Video - Rooney says Man Utd players still back Van Gaal

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Rooney won plaudits for his display after his recall
Rooney won plaudits for his display after his recall

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was booed by sections of the Old Trafford crowd as his side drew 0-0 yet again as Chelsea left with a share of the spoils in a tense game.

While United turned in an improved performance following their dreadful display in a 2-0 defeat at Stoke on St Stephen's Day, the blank on their score sheet was a familiar end to the story for United fans.

United dominated the match in terms of possession as they had 67% of the play, with Juan Mata and Anthony Martial hitting the woodwork in the first half.

Yet the United momentum faded after the break, with the jeers at Old Trafford as the final whistle sounded confirming that United fans are still unconvinced by Van Gaal's continuing his reign as the club's manager.

Wayne Rooney insisted the United players were still fully behind Van Gaal after their latest blank, with David De Gea also offering his views in this BT Sport interview.

The reception Van Gaal had received as he entered the Old Trafford arena was polite and encouraging, just 48 hours after he hinted he might quit as United manager following the club’s 2-0 defeat at Stoke.

It was a better night for Rooney than his manager, as he was named as Man of the Match on his return to the side after being dropped against Stoke on Saturday, with Steven Gerrard and Rio Ferdinand among those heaping praise on the United skipper.