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Rooney: We have to impress Van Gaal

The England international is currently on the club's preseason tour of the United States, where he hopes to make an impact on the new Manchester United manager.

Wayne Rooney accepts that he and his Manchester United teammates are under the microscope this summer and must impress new manager Louis van Gaal in preseason.

The Dutchman agreed to join the Red Devils before the World Cup in Brazil — where he led the Netherlands to a third-place finish — and officially took charge Wednesday.

With the squad currently in Los Angeles on their preseason tour of the United States, Rooney says that it must take every opportunity to make an impact.

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He told The Sun: "We all have to go out and show what we can do. We have to show him every day in training what different qualities we have got as players and a team. Everyone wants to impress the new manager so that is what we are all aiming to do."

United takes on the LA Galaxy on Wednesday in Van Gaal's first game in charge and Rooney, who is also vying with the likes of Robin van Persie for the captaincy, is looking forward to getting going.

"We will try to put what we are doing in training into the games," he added. "Obviously, we have a manager with new ideas so we have to try to train well and make sure we are listening to what he wants to do and take that on to the pitch. We have to show him what we can do.

"I've only had one session but the preparation has been really good. I'm just looking forward to getting more sessions in before our first game."

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