Manchester United can still win unpredictable English Premier League title - Mourinho

Toby Graves
December 5, 2016

Manager Jose Mourinho challenged Wayne Rooney to lead Manchester United to Europa League glory after the forward broke the English football club's European scoring record against Feyenoord. West Ham will be hoping they're not the ones to find out on Sunday. "If you don't, someone will come in and take your place".

Rooney has been ripped apart by many people in recent months about whether he was starting to wonder off into the wilderness with poor performances but since the global break, the striker has shown he still has what it takes to play for United at the top level. "But I see the improvement, I see the team that is hungry and alive and the points were there for us in a very hard away game". They haven't done that since September.

"We showed that we are in a good way", Blind told MUTV after the match.

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Meanwhile, Mourinho, who is expected to recall goalkeeper David de Gea but remains without Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling because of respective knee and toe issues, must determine whether Michael Carrick can make a third start in nine days.

West Ham captain Mark Noble returns from suspension, but defender Winston Reid serves a one-match ban.

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"It's an awesome achievement", Mourinho told reporters when asked to sum up Rooney's feat of surpassing Ruud van Nistelrooy as United's outright leading scorer in Uefa competitions. You can stay it's still early days, but we have to start picking up the points. "We can say we were unlucky or we deserve more, but the table doesn't lie".

"It's not the biggest competition, obviously, but it's a competition that Man United's history doesn't have".

United need just a draw away to Ukrainians Zorya Luhansk in their final Group A game to progress to the knockout phase and Mourinho says Rooney can be the inspiration behind the club's first success in the competition.

There was only one reason Mourinho was brought to Old Trafford and that was to win back a Premier League trophy United once regarded as theirs by right.

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