EPL: Wayne Rooney names team that should win title

Legendary Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney believes Ole Gunner Solskjaer side will win the Premier League this season – and has been confident of that for six weeks.

United have now played half of their Premier League matches for the 2020-21 season and currently top the table.

It seems the club are in their strongest position to challenge for the title since they last won it in 2012-13, in Sir Alex Ferguson’s last season in charge.

Solskjaer maintains that nobody at the club is thinking about the title yet and they are taking things one game at a time.

Indeed, if they are to win the title, they will have to distance themselves from rivals Liverpool and Manchester City – and possibly other contenders like Leicester and Tottenham.

But they will certainly have been boosted by Liverpool’s shock 1-0 defeat to Burnley on Thursday. The reigning champions are six points behind United after 19 games.

And Rooney – who recently took charge of Derby County on a permanent basis – believes his old club have what it takes to get over the line.


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“In the last few years Manchester United haven’t been ready to challenge for the title. But now they’ve built a strong of players,” Rooney told Sky Sports.

“[Bruno] Fernandes coming in has helped massively. [Edinson] Cavani, with that winning mentality, has helped massively. Now the squad is challenging for a Premier League title.

“I said six weeks ago to the coaches in the office that I thought Manchester United would win the league and I still think that today.

“Paul Pogba will have a massive part to play in that. They’ve brought players in with winning mentalities and now Paul can do what he does best and show his quality on the pitch.”

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