Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has targeted a Premier League and Champions League double this season, insisting his side is playing well enough to at least repeat last year’s feat of winning the domestic league and reaching the final of Europe’s flagship club competition.
However, the 25-year-old admits that winning more than one or two trophies will be extremely tough even with the sizeable squad at United manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s disposal.
This suggests a bet on Man Utd to win the Premier League and Champions League double could represent good value at 14/1, but that the FA Cup (5/1 outright) and Carling Cup (3/1) may be out of the Red Devils’ reach.
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“For us, we look at the trophies and the competitions we are in and it’s so difficult to compete in all of them. You need to be realistic and look to win one or two,” Rooney told the Sky Sports News Special Report.
“For me personally, I would like to win the Premier League again because it’s such a great feeling to win that. But then we want to do well in the Champions League as well, maybe get to the final and see what happens.”
Crucially, Rooney believes United have learned from last season’s Champions League final defeat to Barcelona and have adapted they style to make them a more formidable force.
Like the reigning European champions, the Red Devils are now focused on winning the ball from the opposition further up the pitch to help facilitate the transition between defence and attack.
However, the Catalan giants remain favourites to win the Champions League outright with odds of 37/20, while Man Utd are fourth-favourites with odds of 13/2.
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