Wayne Rooney has claimed Manchester United´s positive response to their home defeat by Arsenal last season was key to their Barclays Premiership title triumph.

An Emmanuel Adebayor goal handed the Gunners a 1-0 win at Old Trafford last September, ending Sir Alex Ferguson´s side´s perfect start to the season.

The result led some to question United´s status as genuine title challengers, but they went on to remain unbeaten in the league until a defeat at West Ham just before Christmas as they opened up what proved to be a conclusive lead at the top of the table.

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