–Red Devils skipper optimistic of team’s chances
Wayne Rooney says “anything can still happen” in the race for the title as Manchester United continue to track the current leaders.
The Red Devils continued their impressive form on Boxing Day with a 3-1 win at Old Trafford against Newcastle, taking their unbeaten run to eight games in which they have won seven.
The Blues are 10 points ahead of Louis van Gaal’s team going into their final game of 2014, so it does seem like a tough challenge for the Red Devils to win the Premier League title this season.
Despite the big margin Rooney is feeling optimistic about United’s chances and the England international admits the next few games are important.
“There is still a long way to go, we know that,” he said. “We have chased leads down before and we’ve lost leads ourselves before, and by a big number of points.
“So anything can still happen, especially in the next week or two, there are a lot of games, and if we can come out of these games with the right results then we’ll be in a good position.”
United return to Premier League action today when they travel to Tottenham Hotspur for a midday kick-off and the side will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run to nine games.
Rooney is expected to start in midfield once again, with Van Persie and Radamel Falcao up front for the Red Devils, and with the trio now starting to work well together punters may decide to use their free bet on Van Gaal’s side recording another victory.