Wayne Rooney claims Manchester United can be champions
Manchester United set to challenge for Premier League title according to Rooney
June 26th, 2015
Wayne Rooney has enjoyed five Premier League titles with Manchester United so it’s worth paying attention when the Red Devils skipper claims his team will go close next season.
United were seventeen points off the pace last term, although the signing of Memphis Depay looks a potentially exciting one and Rooney is hoping for a faster start which could see United give Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal a run for their money.
He said on his official website: “I honestly believe we will go far next year and won’t be far off challenging for the league.
“If you look at the first 10 to 11 games, we only had around 13 points and if you look at where we finished, I think it shows we could have been up there with a better start.
“We’ve dominated and outplayed most teams but haven’t taken our chances to win those games. It could have been a different story if we had.
“The most important thing is as a squad, including the manager and myself, we believe we are close to challenging for the title.
“With a couple of signings in the summer we will have a good chance of doing that. It would be good to win as many cups as possible.
“A club like Manchester United should be winning trophies and hopefully next season we can put that right.”
He added: “You have to realise that at the start of the season we had a new manager, new coaches and a lot of new players.
“It was always going to be a tough ask for us to win the Premier League. It was a bit disappointing not to win any silverware, especially the FA Cup after the defeat to Arsenal in the quarter-finals.
“We had a great chance of going on to win that. It would have been a disaster if we didn’t get that Champions League spot but the main thing is that the club is now back where it belongs.”