In the lead up to tonights Manchester derby, Wayne Rooney has told of his dissapointment at losing the title last year, and vowed not to let the silverware fall through his fingers again.

United lost the league title to their arch rivals on goal difference last season - as Sergio Augero hit a list minute winner on the final day of the season meaning it was the blue side of Manchester celebrating success. 

However, Manchester United have hit back this term, consequently leading their City rivals by 15 points coming into the derby. Ahead of the game Rooney told reporters: "To lose the league in the last second [last year] was a bad feeling.

"But when you are at a club like United, you have to be full of motivation and desire to win every year.

"One bad game and everything could fall and so we go out and play each game with a positive attitude."

United have been excellent at with-standing the pressure from the Citizens, thanks to Sir Alex Ferguson’s leadership, according to Rooney: "That [motivation] comes from the manager and all the players are aware of it. The club and the players have to be full of that desire."

With no assumptions as to where the title is going Rooney explained that every game from here until the end of the season is up for grabs, and United want maximum points from each of them.

The England international finished by saying: "We have to stay focused. 

"We have to make sure we keep doing our job and keep our concentration."


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