Pride and joy as United hit summit

Manchester United can win against any team but also you need luck and we had that today because it was the last minute of the first half. In May you can ask me the same question.


It was the first time United have occupied top spot since Sir Alex Ferguson guided the Red Devils to their 13th Premier League title in May 2013. “He was smiling”.

After United’s manager Louis Van Gaal denied talking about Premier league title talks, Rooney also said that it is too early to talk about this as there are many more games to be played.

“He was a very young talent when I was there [in Germany, managing Bayern], so I know him“, he said.

“Last season you asked: ‘Can you manage in England?’ I said I needed time and it’s the same”. But we’ve got over that and the Swansea [City] game now and we’re playing some good stuff and creating chances.

Depay ended Sunderland’s stubborn resistance by converting Mata’s square pass and after Rooney had netted in the first minute of the second half there was no way back for the Black Cats, who conceded a final goal in the last minute of normal time.

“I was very happy with the (Depay) goal in added time because (Sunderland) punished themselves”.

He believes it was his decision to show the door to stars like Robin van Persie, Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao that has sparked United’s rise.

However Van Gaal, who saw his side move to the top of the league at the weekend, has suggested his side are up against it due to the demands of their domestic commitments.

This was a regulation victory over Dick Advocaat’s strugglers and it gave Van Gaal a spring in his step and all of the United family a boost, according to the Dutchman.

Bottom club Sunderland are yet to win in seven matches, but Steven Fletcher insists the squad’s resolve remains strong.

“That’s the feeling I’ve had during the entire week, since things have gone pretty well lately. We have to work hard to make sure we stay there”, Rooney posted on Twitter.

“We do (back him), not that he needs it”, Fletcher said.


“The manager has influence, but the players much more”.

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