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Rooney reveals trophy ambition

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For a club the size of Manchester United, there is an expectation to challenge for major honours on an annual basis, and Wayne Rooney sees no reason why the club cannot live up to those demands in 2011-12.

The England striker admits that Sir Alex Ferguson may have to prioritise certain competitions, as the Red Devils once again compete on multiple fronts both domestically and in Europe.

Either way, Rooney insists that the players will be giving their all to ensure that they end the campaign with even more silverware added to the Old Trafford trophy cabinet, and accentuating Ferguson's glittering reign.

"For us, we look at the trophies and the competitions we are in and it's so difficult to compete in all of them," the 25-year-old told the Sky Sports News Special Report. "You need to be realistic and look to win one or two.


 

"For me personally, I would like to win the Premier League again because it's such a great feeling to win that. But then we want to do well in the Champions League as well, maybe get to the final and see what happens."

With English football's top prize at the top of Rooney's wish-list, as he closes in on his fifth Barclays Premier League's winners medal, it's clear that conquering Europe is also a burning ambition.

Having made an impressive start to the new campaign, United remain unbeaten in all competitions this term, and with the new-look squad, that has seen its average age trimmed with the addition of a number of talented youngsters, Rooney is confident the squad has the ability to succeed, with an emphasis placed on fast, attacking football.

"With the younger players coming in, we have realised that there is a lot of energy," he continued. "We keep the ball moving quickly, with one-twos around the box, and when we lose the ball we defend from the front really quick and put teams under pressure.

"If we do that, we can maybe nick the ball back off them closer to their goal, and that is what we have been doing. It's worked well for us."

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