- Wayne Rooney was recently appointed as Manchester United manager shortly after he retired
- The 35-year-old has stated that the Red Devils will win the Premier League this season
- United last won the prestigious title in 2013 during Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge
Former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has declared that he strongly feels the Red Devils will emerge Premier League champions this season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side returned to the summit of the English top-flight after coming from behing to defeat Fulham at the Craven Cottage on Wednesday night, January 20.
And the Derby County manager Rooney claims he has discussed this privately with his coaching staff that United will be crowned champions by the time the season ends.
United last won the prestigious title in 2013 during Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge, but according to Rooney, this is their season.
He said, as cited in Sky Sports:
"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."
Meanwhile, Chelsea may not kick Frank Lampard out of the club despite his poor run of results in his last eight matches.
The Blues have only won two matches in eight so far since their blistering form in the Premier League from late October and early December.
It is understood club owner Roman Abramovich is in no rush to sack and replace the English boss in his second season at Stamford Bridge.
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However, Legit.ng earlier reported that Kevin de Bruyne may have been ruled out of Manchester City's Premier League clash against defending champions Liverpool at Anfield early next month.
The Belgian playmaker lasted just 59 minutes in his side's 2-0 triumph over Aston Villa before he was replaced by Gabriel Jesus after picking up a hamstring injury in the game.
Although the extent of his injury is not known yet, however, he is expected to miss a few games with the Reds encounter one of them.
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