Wayne Rooney has admitted his relief that Manchester United have qualified for the Champions League once again but has demanded improvement from his team-mates next season.
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The Red Devils overcame a difficult start to the season to eventually clinch a top-four finish, securing a return to Europe’s elite club competition next year, which was manager Louis van Gaal’s principle aim when he took over from David Moyes in the summer.
Despite achieving those objectives the United skipper was quick to point out that results in the cup competitions have not been up to scratch for a club of their nature:
“The least we wanted was a top-four finish because, after last season, for this football club it would’ve been a disaster if we didn’t make the top four.” Rooney said (via The Telegraph).
“It would have been nice to win some silverware – that’s why the Arsenal defeat in the FA Cup was so disappointing – but in terms of the Premier League, the most vital thing for us was getting in the top four.” he added.
Rooney has enjoyed a productive season in front of goal and despite being played out of position at times during the campaign, he still managed to finish as the club’s top scorer with 12 goals in 33 league games and also assisted a further five for his team-mates.
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