Rooney feels bitter to see Liverpool and Man City do well
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney admits he feels bitter to see the success English rivals Liverpool and Manchester City. The England international confessed he is experiencing a difficult time seeing Manchester United fall down in the Premier League as its bitter rival Liverpool and derby rival Manchester City rise to contend for the league title.
The Premier League champions currently sit seventh on the Premier League table and would need a miracle to secure Champions League action for next season. Manchester United manager David Moyes has already accepted this fate, although he has promised to keep fighting till the last breath.
Liverpool are second on the Premier League table, seven points away from the leaders Chelsea. With a game in hand and a trip to Old Trafford due this Sunday, Liverpool can further strengthen their position on the Premier League table.
Meanwhile, the Premier League champions sit a total of 18 points away from the top of the table. For the first time in 19 years Manchester United will not be able to play in Europe next season since a top-four position appears to be a an impossible dream.
Manchester City, who are currently sitting fourth, on the Premier League table can potentially be at the top of the league. The Eastlands are nine points ahead of Manchester United and that too with games in hand. Manchester City could even topple Chelsea from the top of the table.
Rooney claims that seeing the success of Manchester City and Liverpool has been distressful for him. Manchester City have already won the League Cup and after their Champions League exit they turned their attention towards the Premier League crown.
On the other hand, Liverpool seemed destined for a top-four spot after almost five years. The Merseyside club has replaced Manchester United in the top-four. Moreover, the Reds are also contending for the Premier League title.
“To see City doing well, and particularly Liverpool, is really difficult,” Rooney told the official club magazine, Inside United. “It's not nice when we know we are capable of being up there challenging and we haven't been doing that this season.
“However, it means we have to step up and get back up there because the feeling we've had this season is not a nice feeling at all to have. We have to keep working, keep progressing and finish the season stronger.”