Man United can win Premier League title this season, claims Wayne Rooney
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is confident that the Red Devils can reclaim their Premier League title
Wayne Rooney is confident that Manchester United can win the Premier League title this season.
The Red Devils are hoping to bounce back under new manager Louis van Gaal, who signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford in May before the Netherlands’s World Cup campaign.
Last season was a bad one, we know that, but we are confident we can put it right
The 62-year-old Dutch boss replaces David Moyes after the Scot was sacked in April as interim coach Ryan Giggs oversaw an eventual seventh-place finish.
Despite finishing 22 points off the pace, United striker Rooney is adamant that reclaiming their Premier League crown is a real possibility this coming season.
“Of course we can win the title,” Rooney is quoted as saying by the Guardian.
“Last season was a bad one, we know that, but we are confident we can put it right. We have to believe we can win the title.”
On Friday, United legend Denis Law insisted that Van Gaal will lead the Red Devils into the Champions League during his first season in charge.
“I think we’re all looking forward to him coming as his pedigree is just fantastic really,” Law is quoted as saying.
“Sir Matt was the first man to really take English football into Europe. And now Louis has to take United back in.
“One of the main things now is to get into the Champions League and I am sure that will be achieved. I don’t see anything else.
“It will be a difficult job of course but he will know the players he requires.
“I’ve never been manager so I don’t know so much about that scene. But I just know he will do it.
“He’ll see where there is a possible weakness and I am sure with his pedigree, at all the clubs he’s been at, that will achieved in a short space of time.”