Following Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Ajax this week, Wayne Rooney has insisted he is keen on winning the second rate European competition and doesn’t think going for the Europa League will have an impact on our title challenge.

“I’ve no concerns about it hindering our progress in the league, not at all,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to the rest of this competition. It’s a new challenge for all of us. There’s no point being in a competition if you aren’t going to try and win it and the manager has shown he is going to put out strong teams. It would be great to be the first United team to win this trophy, and that’s our aim.”