Five reasons why Rooney's right about United title chances

Wayne Rooney

England striker Wayne has a valid point about the likelihood of another league title at Old Trafford.

Sunday's win against high-flying Arsenal has given Manchester United's players belief that they can go on to retain the title.

It hasn't been an easy start to life at Old Trafford for David Moyes but Wayne Rooney's comments suggesting they should be 'top of thereabouts' at the turn of the year, means the team are back on track after some disappointing early results.

But is Rooney right about the future or is he getting too excited over one victory, even though it was against their rivals and early pace-setters.

Here are five reasons why he could be right.

1) The man himself - It seems a long while ago since Rooney was embroiled in another transfer saga but it's only been 2 and a half months since we thought we'd see him in Chelsea blue. But the striker is in his best form in years and has been a major part of United's positive results in recent weeks.

2) His partner in crime - Goal scorer of the winner at the weekend Robin van Persie has been finding the net once again. His 30 goals last year gave Sir Alex Ferguson his last title and if he comes back from the international break playing like he has recently, then he could go close to matching that tally this campaign.

3) A man of many faces - The United boss got it spot on tactically against the Gunners and Phil Jones did a fantastic job in nullifying both Mezut Ozil and Olivier Giroud. With a run in the side, the man who's better known for the faces he pulls on the pitch could become a key player in the Moyes regime.

4) A keeper growing in stature - David de Gea had a shaky start to his career in Manchester under Ferguson but after a solid end to last year, the boy is becoming a man under Moyes. Could be a United number one for the next ten years and fans are finally starting to see the potential that made Ferguson sign him.

5) An improving manager  - Moyes is learning as he goes on and if he wins a trophy in his first season, it can be deemed a successful one. It may just be the Premier League. The club's form has improved greatly and with the former Everton boss not seeming to tinker with his side as much as at the start of the season, maybe he finally has an 11 in his mind that can win the title.

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