Man United’s Wayne Rooney: It’s difficult seeing Liverpool challenge for title
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is frustrated to see Liverpool challenge for the Premier League title
Wayne Rooney has admitted that he finds it “difficult” to see Liverpool challenging for the Premier League title this season.
The defending English champions welcome second-placed Liverpool to Old Trafford on Sunday as the Red Devils seek to kick-start their bid to finish in the top four this season.
It’s not nice when we know we are capable of being up there challenging/p>Wayne Rooney
Rooney, who signed a five-and-a-half year deal with United in February, reckons David Moyes’s side are capable of challenging for the title but acknowledges that improvement is needed.
“To see City doing well, and particularly Liverpool, is really difficult,” Rooney told Inside United.
“It’s not nice when we know we are capable of being up there challenging and we haven’t been doing that this season.
“However, it means we have to step up and get back up there because the feeling we’ve had this season is not a nice feeling at all to have.
“We have to keep working, keep progressing and finish the season stronger.
“As a group of players and a team we haven’t been good enough this season and we have to put that right.
“After Sir Alex being here for 26 years, there was always going to be a change whoever came in and, in fairness, I think the players have to do better.”