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Wayne Rooney Believes Manchester United Will Win The League This Season

Wayne Rooney Believes Manchester United Will Win The League This Season

In a hugely unpredictable season, could this be the year that Manchester United end their title drought? Few would have predicted that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side would mount a genuine title challenge this season, but they now sit top of the pile halfway through the campaign.

It remains to be seen if they will keep the pace. Liverpool have suffered a dramatic drop off in their form, but Manchester City look primed to go on a run after rediscovering some of their flare. However, an injury to Kevin De Bruyne could dent their recent progress.

Some believe United are primed to go all the way, including Wayne Rooney.

He has confirmed that he thinks United will win the league this season, with the additions of Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani proving to be hugely influential.

The last few years, United haven't been ready to challenge for the title, but now they've brought in players like Fernandes and Cavani - players with a winning mentality - that has helped massively.

Now the squad is challenging for a Premier League title. I said to the coaches in the office here six weeks ago I thought United will win the League. I still feel that today.

Paul Pogba will have a massive part to play in that. Those players that have been brought in with winning mentalities will relieve some of the pressure from Paul a bit, and he can now show his quality on the pitch.

The Pogba factor is something that has been mentioned frequently in recent weeks. The Frenchman has proven to be the match winner against both Fulham and Burnley over the last few games.

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Gary Neville also believes Pogba will be the deciding factor in United's title challenge, recently saying:

The slim chance they have to win this league will depend on something like Paul Pogba delivering a cameo of two or three months of brilliance, which he is capable of.

He's got confidence, he's got arrogance - good arrogance, in a sense that he believes in himself. He thinks he should be playing in the biggest games in the world, and winning titles, and thinking positive thoughts, thinking you're the best is a big thing when you're looking to win.

Before they continue their title push, United will host Liverpool in an intriguing FA Cup tie this weekend.

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