Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney reckons it’s early to write off Manchester City’s chance to win the Premier League title. The England international believes the title and derby rivals, Manchester City, can still record a comeback, although Manchester United possess a heft lead on top of the table.\
A 1-0 victory against Fulham, all thanks to Wayne Rooney, helped Manchester United to move nine points above the defending champions of the tournament, Manchester City.
In spite of the huge lead, Wayne Rooney can clearly recall how Manchester United lost an eight-point lead at the end of last season, which allowed Manchester City to win the Premier League title in a pulsating fashion on the last day of the season.
“Results are the most important thing now,” Wayne Rooney said. “Look at Manchester City against QPR. They should have got the win, had a lot of chances but ended up dropping two points. That could quite easily have happened to us against Southampton the following night. It proves we have to keep picking up the points when we can.”
The 27-year-old forward will play against his former club Everton at Old Trafford this weekend. The encounter has been haunting Manchester United since last season. In April last year, Everton fought back from 4-2 down to earn a draw in what many consider to be the turning point of last season’s title race.
Meanwhile, Everton are still in contention for a European spot. Thanks to Marouane Fellaini’s impressive goal-scoring form, Everton dream on about playing the Champions League next season.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson understands his side can’t afford to lose extra points, something which led to losing the Premier League title last term. Manchester City are nine points away from Manchester United, which means Sir Alex Ferguson can afford pull down his frown.
“United have a strong squad and, on paper, they have an easier run in than we do but the title race is a long way from finished,” Wayne Rooney continued. It only takes a couple of results to go our way and we're right back in it - I'm sure we'll come back.”