Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney believes that his team can still challenge for the title.
He said that the team is still developing and that they are constantly improving. He believes that the performance that they made at Anfield is a demonstration of how the team is progressing and following Mourinho’s instructions.
Wayne Rooney said that most pundits were expecting Manchester United to have a bad time at Anfield, but instead they made a good performance and restricted Liverpool to only a few chances.
The England international believes that Manchester United has the necessary squad to challenge for the title and believes that the players are still learning how to play under Mourinho. He believes that the Portuguese manager is the right man to bring the club forward and that at the moment they need time.
He believes that it is still early in the season and that soon Manchester United will embark on a winning streak that will allow them to come back at the top of the table.
He said that Mourinho would need time to build a team that suits his philosophy. He knew that there would be a transition period between life under Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho. Both managers have a different concept towards football and it will take time for the players to adapt.
He believes however that Manchester United will improve in the weeks or months to come and that they will be able to mingle with the favorites for the title. He admitted that the Premier League is more competitive than ever and that they will need to be at their best if they want to win the title.
He said that Manchester United will be having a tough fixture list coming up soon and that they will need to get some points out of these matches if they want to challenge for the title.