'In form' Rooney says PL title race far from over
Johannesburg, Feb 8: Manchester United's talismanic forward Wayne Rooney has said the Premier League title race is far from over despite the Old Trafford club sitting comfortably at the top of the table with a big nine-point lead over rivals Manchester City.
United, who lost out on the final day of last season to cross-town rivals City, are also currently 16 clear of third-placed Chelsea, Sport24 reports.
However, the fact that last season saw United blow an eight-point lead in the space of a mere four games to give City a huge boost, means Rooney is refusing to get carried away by the situation Alex Ferguson's men are in at the moment.
Rooney said ahead of United's match against his former club Everton at Old Trafford on Sunday that results are the most important thing now.
The England international added look at the match between City and Queens Park Rangers, adding the reigning champions should have got the win because they had a lot of chances but ended up dropping two points.
Rooney said that could quite easily have happened to us against Southampton the following night, adding it proves we have to keep picking up the points when we can.
Rooney added once it comes down to the last four or five games, and then they will see what position we are in and work out what we have to do.
United, unlike City, are concentrating on more than one front with a Champions League last 16 first leg clash against a Real Madrid side featuring former Old Trafford star Cristiano Ronaldo in Spain on Wednesday.