Wayne Rooney focused on fighting for Manchester United place

Lynette Rowe
May 19, 2017

A run of eight defeats in their last 17 games in all competitions has seen Arsenal slip from title contenders to a side struggling to finish in the top four - although they have an FA Cup final against Chelsea to come.

The summer signing has been something of a Europa League specialist for Manchester United so far this season and will be hoping to help his team reach the final in Stockholm. I don't think Celta want it more than us.

At Emirates Stadium, Arsenal were the favoured ones.

The youngster earned rave reviews from Jose Mourinho after the Arsenal game, with the manager telling Sky Sports: "I think he did an awesome job".

I left Highbury, they were crying, I left Emirates, they were crying. The Arsenal fans were finally cheering and singing and it is nice for them.

Rooney continues to be linked with a big-money move to China, where his agent Paul Stretford spent time earlier in the year speaking to interested clubs. You think I enjoy that a big club like Arsenal is not winning big trophies? I am not enjoying that, honestly.

"This is a phase where we have to win every game, which we know".

However, Wenger says that it is the two teams that matter the most, rather than any rivalry that has developed between the veteran managers.

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"Normally it's win, lose, draw". It's not normal and I really don't care about it. And today, no problems.

"And, during the game, I didn't like what I never like, he puts too much pressure on the fourth official all the time".

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that he was "surprised" by the lack of animosity between the two sets of players when his side took on Manchester United on Sunday.

"With the squad they have and the players they have, the money they have spent, it's not good enough. It doesn't matter what happened before, how big the matches we played before". "We responded", he said.

"That's always when I feel at my best, when I get a few games".

United remain fifth, one place above Arsenal, but have played a game more.

Instead, following Thursday's 1-0 Europa League semi-final first-leg win over Celta Vigo in Spain, their attention is focused on winning Europe's second-tier tournament, with the associated prize of Champions League qualification.

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