Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney has sparked the fire before the clash with Arsenal on Sunday by claiming that they shouldn’t be classed as title contenders yet and should only be judged come March.
The Gunners have had a tremendous start to the Premier League campaign so far and are currently sitting top of the league by five points, and also a whopping eight points ahead of last year’s champions, United.
However, Rooney believes any talk of a title race just yet is nonsence and he believes teams should be judged come March.
“We’ve seen before that they’ve been in the top two until February or March and then faded away,” Rooney said.
“They are doing brilliantly at the minute, so it’s down to them to try and stay there and us to catch them.
“We’ll have to wait and see where Arsenal are in March.”
“They’re on a good run of form at the moment and they’re top of the league, so we know it’s going to be a difficult game.”
“We know we’re capable of playing better and we’re trying to do that. It’s up to us to keep trying to pick up points and then, come Christmas, see where we are.
“We had a whole new set-up and different ideas from the manager. It was a bit of a change but we’re starting to show the things that the manager wants.
“We’re starting to do well. We’re confident at the minute, we’re getting more clean sheets and playing with freedom.
“If we can get the victory on Sunday then we’re in a great position.”