Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney believes that the prospect of his side winning a treble this season will hinge on their home form.

The Red Devil's are set to play their next four games in their own backyard, which include two league fixtures against Norwich City and Reading, a Champions League round of 16 second-leg meeting with Real Madrid and a crunch FA Cup quarter-final showdown with Chelsea.

And Rooney is confident that United, who went trophy-less in their previous season, are in with a good chance of repeating their 1999 feat of winning the Premier League, Champions League and the FA Cup all in the same season. 

The striker claimed that boisterous home support and minimal travelling over the next few weeks will aid their cause.

The England international told reporters: "It’s always nice to play at home, so to have a few games there back-to-back is good.

"Having that home advantage is a great help to us – that’s a real ­difference.

"When we play away, we finish the game and then are either flying back or getting the train or coach.

"With home matches, we finish the game and I can be back at my house within 40 minutes or ­something like that. So that’s one big help as well."

Sir Alex Ferguson’s unit are comfortably placed in the Premier League currently, enjoying a mammoth 12-point lead over rivals Manchester City at the top of the table. 

Their Champions League tie with Madrid is all tied up at 1-1, but the Red Devils hold an important away goal ahead of the second leg.

 

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