Wayne Rooney backs Manchester United to win the Premier League title

Wayne Rooney backs Manchester United to win the Premier League title for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men went two points clear after Fulham victory

  • Manchester United currently lead the Premier League table by two points 
  • However, noisy neighbours Manchester City sit in second with a game in hand
  • Wayne Rooney believes the Red Devils are capable of lifting the title in May
  • United have not won the league since 2013 – when Rooney was still a player  

Wayne Rooney has backed Manchester United to win the Premier League title this season.

The club’s record goalscorer won the trophy five times during his 13-year spell at Old Trafford and believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can become the first manager since Sir Alex Ferguson to claim the domestic crown.

United last took the title in 2013, Ferguson’s final season. Since then David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho have failed to emulate the Scot but Solskjaer has guided them to the top of the table, where they are two points clear of Manchester City.

Wayne Rooney believes Man United are capable of winning this season’s Premier League

The Red Devils currently top the table after Wednesday night’s 2-1 victory over Fulham

‘It’s the first time in a few years where you can see Manchester United feel they can win this league and I believe they can,’ said Rooney, who was made permanent boss of Championship strugglers Derby last week.

‘Six weeks ago I said to the coaches in the office here that I felt United would win the league – I still feel that today. When I watch them they excite me.

‘Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani, with their winning mentalities, have helped massively, and Paul Pogba will have a big part to play. 

Paul Pogba scored a stunning winner at Craven Cottage and Rooney feels he will be vital

United have not won the title since 2013 when Rooney (middle) was still a player at Old Trafford

‘The players with winning mentalities will relieve a bit of the pressure on Paul so he can show his quality on the pitch.

‘They’ve got very talented players and they have a very good game plan going into games. I thought they deserved to beat Liverpool at Anfield recently. 

‘With a little bit more care with the final pass, Marcus Rashford would have been clean through two or three times.

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