No surprise who Rooney wants to see win Premier League

Date published: Friday 22nd March 2019 1:03

Former Manchester United and Everton forward Wayne Rooney has said he cannot bear the thought of Liverpool winning the Premier League title this season.

Rooney, who is currently playing for DC United in MLS, has firmly pinned his colours to the mast in the the title race – and they’re not red.

Rooney, who began his career in Merseyside with Everton before moving to Old Trafford, said he would rather defending champions Manchester City won the league instead of Jurgen Klopp’s side.

“It’s a great reason to be out the country when those two are going head-to-head for the title,” Rooney told talkSPORT.

“I hope Man City get over the line before Liverpool. I couldn’t bear to see them win it, it would be a nightmare for any Evertonian.

“I remember in 2005 (Liverpool) won the Champions League and they’re still talking about it now so it would be another 10 or 15 years of that.”

Liverpool, who have not won the league title for 29 years, are currently in pole position as they lead second-placed City, who have a game in hand, by two points with seven game remaining.

The Reds have 18 title wins in the English top, two behind United’s record of 20.

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