Rooney: “I think we’re close”

Rooney: “I think we’re close”

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According to Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney his club can over take the new champions Chelsea.

The club manager Louis Van Gaal must make the right moves in the transfer market to bridge the gap on Blues and he needs three top players.

Rooney told Sky Sports:

“You take the first 10 games and I think we had 13 points. When you consider from after that amount of games to where we’ve finished, we’ve probably got as many points after that as anyone else.

“I think we’re close, there’s no doubt about it. You can see in our performances, we’re outplaying teams, dominating possession, and it’s just that final thing of taking our chances.

“In the (defeat at) Chelsea, if I had scored that chance with my left foot then it could have been a completely different game and might have put them under a bit of pressure – it might have been a lot closer than it’s finished.

“As a group of players, myself and the manager – we all believe we’re close and I’m sure with a player or two in the summer we’ll have a good chance of going for the title.

“There was a change of manager, coaches, and a lot of new players coming in – so realistically we knew it was going to be a tough ask for us to go and win the Premier League.

“The least we wanted was a top-four finish because, after last season, for this football club it would’ve been a disaster if we didn’t make the top four.

“It would have been nice to win some silverware – that’s why the Arsenal defeat in the cup was so disappointing – but in terms of the Premier League the most vital thing for us was getting in the top four.”