“It’s down to us,” said Rooney. “If we win our two games we’ll be top of the league. That might only last until Liverpool play Everton on the Monday but on Saturday night we want to look at the table and see ourselves at the top. Today’s win against Chelsea was very important. After watching Liverpool (draw 0-0 at Stoke) yesterday, we needed to take advantage and get the win today. We’ve done that now so come Saturday, if we do our job right and win our two games, then we’ll be top.”

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