Rooney urges Man Utd to make full use of morale boost from West Brom win
Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney believes the 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion can be a point of rejuvenation for his side. The Red Devils have endured a difficult campaign this season, but the English forward is still hopeful of a comeback.
The win over West Brom arrives after David Moyes’ men had to endure a difficult 2-0 defeat at the hands of Olympiakos in Greece in the Champions League. Rooney, who only recently inked a long term contract that makes him the most highly paid player in the Premier League, insists there is no room left for errors.
Rooney has urged his team to end the season on a high and avoid any sorts of failures for the rest of the season. The 28-year-old England international Manchester United have picked up a useful morale boost ahead of their Premier League tie and Champions League tie and will concentrate on making the best out of the remaining games of the season.
“It is a confidence-booster,” Rooney told BT Sport. “We’ve got Liverpool and Olympiakos next, where we’re two goals behind [after the first leg], followed by West Ham and Manchester City. They’re all big games. It’s a good challenge and it’s down to us as players to take that challenge on and show everyone we’re a good team that means business.
“We were hurt after the Olympiakos game, and we needed to go out and show everyone that we are a good team. We’ll fight for the shirt, and we’ll fight for a place in the team, and I think that showed today. We played with a great energy, we were exciting and we always looked a threat, so I think we deserved the three-goal win. And it could have been more.”
After a long time it looked like Manchester United had finally taken control of their game and were running on the pitch with aim and direction. The Old Trafford boss, Moyes, fielded a strong team with Marouane Fellaini along with Michael Carrick in the center of the park.
Manchester United now have two home games, the first against Liverpool and the second against the Greek opposition from Champions League Olympiakos. Moyes will ask his star players to perform at their best if the Scotsman wants his side to continue with their good form. The attack is looking threatening once again, but it will be the defense that will be of concern for Moyes.