Man United can win the Champions League, declares Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney insists that Manchester United have what it takes to win the Champions League this season
Wayne Rooney insists that Manchester United have what it takes to win the Champions League this season.
The Red Devils have made a stuttering start to life under new boss David Moyes and are currently sixth in the Premier League table, 15 points behind leaders Chelsea.
United travel to Olympiacos for the first leg of their last-16 clash on Tuesday night, and Rooney, who helped the club win the Champions League back in 2008, is determined to help his side embark on a European run.
We’ve got quality in the team to go far, so hopefully we can do that
“One is never enough, especially at this club,” said Rooney. “You have to keep trying to get into the final when you are at this club.
“The feeling you get when you win it is incredible, so there is no way that you want to stop. If we can go to the final then it would be great for us. It would be an opportunity to win another trophy.
“The year Chelsea won it, they nearly went out of the competition about three times.
“We’ve been excellent in the Champions League this year and hopefully we can take that into the game [on Tuesday night] and that will help us get the result.
“We’ve got quality in the team to go far, so hopefully we can do that.”
Olympiacos v Man United: Pre-match facts
• Olympiacos are looking for a third straight home success in the competition after victories over Benfica and Anderlecht.
• United are undefeated on their European travels this term, having drawn at Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Sociedad and beaten Bayer Leverkusen 5-0 – their first five-goal victory in the competition since 1965.
• Shinji Kagawa’s Borussia Dortmund beat Olympiacos 3-1 at home but lost 1-0 away in the 2011-12 group stage.
• United have scored 548 goals in Uefa competition and conceded 297.