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I’ve got a lot of football left, Rooney affirms

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Rooney had a marvellous chance to put England ahead when the ball fell to him unmarked in the middle of the Russia 18-yard area.PHOTO/courtesy.
Rooney had a marvellous chance to put England ahead when the ball fell to him unmarked in the middle of the Russia 18-yard area.PHOTO/courtesy.

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 19 – Wayne Rooney has said he is working on reclaiming a place in the starting XI for Manchester United.

The 30-year-old said his side will be a threat for the Premier League title, but he has not started a domestic game since September.

“Of course I want to play,” Rooney said. “I just have to keep working and get into the team.

“I’m sure my chances will come, then it is up to me to take them. I have to try and do my job for the team and wait for my chance.

“I like to think I can play every game, but obviously it’s the manager’s decision and I respect that,” he continued.

“I will be ready when I’m needed. I’m 31 next week, I’ve got a lot of football left. I keep on preparing exactly the same – as if I’m starting the game.

“I’ll make sure I’m ready and have no excuse when I’m needed.”

Rooney said that the team can work their to way back to title contention.

“I do think we’ll be challenging this season,” he added. “We’ve still got that belief and it is even stronger after working with this manager and the players over the last few months.

“I think we’ve got a fantastic squad that is ready and capable of challenging.”

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