Wayne Rooney comments on Man United’s title hopes ahead of Chelsea trip

Wayne Rooney says Manchester United have what it takes to win the Premier League title this season

Wayne Rooney believes that Manchester United have what it takes to win the Premier League title this season despite their stuttering start under new boss Jose Mourinho.

The Red Devils held Liverpool to a goalless draw at Anfield in their most recent top-flight game on Monday night as they successfully managed to nullify the threat posed by Jurgen Klopp’s men.

United have suffered defeats by Manchester City and Watford so far this season and currently trail Premier League leaders Manchester City by five points after eight games.

The fixtures do not get any easier for the Red Devils, with Mourinho’s men set to travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

It remains to be seen whether United will be able to mount a serious title challenge this season under Mourinho.

However, Rooney is confident that the Red Devils will be one of the main contenders for the title this term.

Speaking in an interview with United’s website, Rooney said: “I think we’ll be challenging this season – we’ve still got that belief and it is even stronger after working with this manager and the players over the last few months.

“I think we’ve got a fantastic squad, that is ready and capable of challenging.

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“I’m sure over the next few weeks or couple of months we will have our way of playing, and it will be the manager’s way of playing. It was a good point at Liverpool, but really we were a bit disappointed we didn’t take the couple of chances that came our way.”

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