Manchester United Legend and Derby County Coach, Wayne Rooney, is of the belief that United will win the Premier League this year.
United’s last Premier League glory came in 2013 during Siir Alex Ferguson’s final season with the club.
The club returned to the top of the league on Wednesday night courtesy of a 2-1 comeback win over Fulham, extending their unbeaten away run to 17 games.
Rooney credits United’s performance to the arrival of new signings in the team.
The former 3Lions forward praises the signings of Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani, saying their presence and performance has improved the team and it has given Paul Pogba the freedom to finally flourish at United.
“The last few years, Manchester United haven’t been ready to challenge for the title, but now they’ve brought in players like Fernandes and Cavani – players with a winning mentality – that has helped massively,” said Rooney ahead of this weekend’s Sky Bet Championship match at QPR.
“And now the squad is challenging for a Premier League title. I said to the coaches in the office here six weeks ago that I thought Manchester United will win the League. I still feel that today.
“Paul Pogba will have a massive part to play in that. Those players that have been brought in with winning mentalities will relieve some of the pressure from Paul a bit, and he can now show his quality on the pitch.”
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