Wayne Rooney says that he expects Manchester United to win this season’s Premier League title.

United, who last won the 2013 title in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season with the club, returned to the top of the league with a 2-1 comeback victory over Fulham on Wednesday night, extending their unbeaten away streak to 17 games.

For Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, it was a dramatic turnaround – having finished 33 points last season behind champions Liverpool – and Rooney puts a lot of that down to the signings of Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani.

Derby boss Rooney, Old Trafford’s five-time Premier League winner, believes that the new arrivals have returned the club to a winning mindset and given Paul Pogba the freedom to finally succeed at United.

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Rooney said ahead of this weekend’s Sky Bet Championship match at QPR:

“The last few years, Manchester United haven’t been ready to challenge for the title, but now they’ve brought in players like Fernandes and Cavani – players with a winning mentality – that has helped massively.

“And now the squad is challenging for a Premier League title. I said to the coaches in the office here six weeks ago that I thought Manchester United will win the League. I still feel that today.

“Paul Pogba will have a massive part to play in that. Those players that have been brought in with winning mentalities will relieve some of the pressure from Paul a bit, and he can now show his quality on the pitch.”



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