By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens

Louis van Gaal insulted a journalist as he left a Manchester United media conference after growing sick of questions about Wayne Rooney.

The United manager walked out of his post-match briefing following his team’s 3-3 thriller at Newcastle on Tuesday night before he stopped, turned around, pointed at one reporter and labelled him “fat man” before departing the room.

It was Van Gaal’s latest clash with the media as he grows increasingly frustrated with the criticism directed at him and his team this season.

United produced arguably their most complete attacking performance of the campaign at St James’ Park, with Wayne Rooney collecting the man-of-the-match award for his two goals in what was an outstanding individual display.

But Van Gaal left his media conference in anger after expressing his frustration with the line of questioning.

“We don’t speak anymore about Rooney. You have criticised him. I don’t,’ said the Dutchman, before getting up to leave.

Just before departing the media room, he picked out one journalist in the audience and dished out the insult, ‘you too, fat man’.