Wednesday September 24th, 2014

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney said he's confident the team will be successful this season despite its early struggles, according to the BBC.

United has won just one of its five games this season and is currently tied for 12th in the Premier League with five points. The English club blew a two-goal lead against Leicester City on Sunday and eventually lost 5-3.

"A lot of people seem to have written us off because of Sunday's result but I don't see it that way," Rooney said.

"When I look around our dressing room and see the quality we have and the manager's unbelievable attention to detail I have no doubts this team will be successful."

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United hired a new coach, former Netherlands national team manager Louis van Gaal, last offseason and spent more than £150 million in the summer transfer window, bringing in players such as Radamel Falcao and Angel Di Maria.

Rooney, 28, was named United's captain before the season. He's scored two goals so far this season.

United next plays Saturday against West Ham.

Ben Estes

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