Manchester United legend claims Arsenal will trump Manchester City for Premier League title

Arsenal and Manchester City are the favorites contending for the Premier League title this season, and Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has given his overview of this season’s title race.

Wayne Rooney

Manchester City is looking to secure back-to-back Premier League titles, but they are currently sitting behind Arsenal in the table, who are at the top with 72 points from 29 games. City is not far behind, though. The Cityzens have played 28 games and earned 64 points; they will play the league leaders later this month in an attempt to close the gap between themselves and the Gunners.

Former English striker Wayne Rooney is backing the Gunners to take the title home this season. He is confident that Arsenal will be able to withstand the intense pressure that Pep Guardiola’s team is putting on them.

Wayne Rooney

In an interview with The Times, Rooney said, “The title race? Nothing would surprise me from Manchester City. They could put together an incredible run and still win it but you have to say Arsenal are favorites.” 

“Everyone has been waiting for them to drop off, but they’ve been top of the league for so many weeks and dealing with the pressure all season. I don’t see a collapse from them.”

Soccer career of Wayne Rooney – a little throwback

Wayne Rooney is a former English professional footballer who played as a forward for Manchester United, Everton, D.C. United, and Derby County during his career. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of his generation and has won numerous accolades throughout his career.

Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney’s iconic bicycle kick vs Manchester City

Rooney made his professional debut for Everton at the age of 16. He joined Manchester United in 2004 and has since contributed to the club’s five Premier League championships, three League Cups, and 2008 UEFA Champions League victory. Rooney also received the FWA Footballer of the Year and PFA Players’ Player of the Year awards in 2010 and 2011, respectively.

With 208 goals, Rooney is Manchester United’s all-time leading scorer and the second-highest scorer in Premier League history. He previously held the record for most goals scored for England, with 53 in 120 games. In recent times, Harry Kane has surpassed him with 55 goals.

Wayne Rooney

Rooney has appeared in three World Cups and one European Championship with the English national team, and he has been selected six times to the PFA Team of the Year. In 2017, he returned to Everton for one season before moving to MLS side D.C. United and later playing for Derby County before retiring from professional football in 2021.

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Tanzeem Rahman is a soccer writer and an editor at SportsZion. Tanzeem's love for the sport began by watching and admiring Cristiano Ronaldo in his early Manchester United days. Having graduated from Germany as an Electrical Engineer, Tanzeem has watched multiple high-profile games throughout Europe from the gallery. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the sport, as well as sublime english proficiency has been an asset to SportsKnot. Outside of his duty, Tanzeem is a gamer, and loves to spend time watching Anime and reading Manga.


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