Rooney: United will challenge City for the Premier League title

Wayne Rooney believes that Manchester United can challenge their ‘noisy neighbours’ and reigning Champions Man City for this season’s Premier League title.

United finished last season in their best position since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, but still finished 19 points behind  eventual champions Man City, who racked up an incredible 100 points.

Despite that, and Jose Mourinho only adding Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant to his Manchester United side this summer, former United captain Wayne Rooney reckons that his former club could challenge for this season’s Premier League title:

“Obviously they can challenge, it’s a massive club. Last year was different because of how well Manchester City did,” he told the BBC.

“In any other year, they might have won the title. A lot of people looked at what Manchester City did and said Manchester United didn’t play that well.

“But they actually had a good season. Obviously they didn’t win anything but I think they can take confidence from that and I believe they can push Manchester City next season.

“I saw that people said they weren’t playing the most attractive football. But they scored a lot of goals. I think they are getting there. Hopefully it won’t be long before they win the title again.”

Rooney has finally ended his illustrious Premier League career, moving to join MLS side DC United after leaving Everton this summer, despite only returning to Goodison Park 12 months ago.

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