Manchester United superstar Wayne Rooney believes the Premier League has never been harder to win.
The Englishman believes that United will have more tough opponents to deal with than ever, and Rooney relishes the challenge of fending of Manchester City and Tottenham as well as the other big teams including Chelsea and Arsenal to regain the crown.
Rooney told the Daily Star
“Since I signed for United, I think the Premier League has got progressively harder to win.”
“I know it’s a cliche, but there are no easy games in the Premier League.”
“In previous seasons you might have had straightforward games, where the top clubs could afford to rest players, but that’s not the case any more.”
“Nowadays it’s hard to leave players out because every game is competitive and difficult. The 2009-2010 season was certainly the most competitive I’ve played in.”
“Over the last three or four years it might have been predictable, as the season has gone on, who’s going to win the league, but last season it was a lot more exciting.”
United lost 7 games last season, and champions Chelsea lost 6, and with teams like Aston Villa, Tottenham, and Manchester City massively improving, Rooney is happy to see the league improve.
“Many of the top teams lost more games than you probably would expect. It was very tight at the end of the season. We only lost the league by one point.”
“But I think it’s a good thing that the Premier League is becoming more competitive. I’m a football fan as well and it was compelling viewing last season.”
“All the battles – relegation, fourth and the title – pretty much went to the wire. As a fan, you can’t ask for more than that.”
“But as soon as a season is ended, you can’t wait for the new one to start.”