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Wayne Rooney: We have to build on Arsenal game

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Wayne Rooney believes his Manchester United side must take positives from their result against Arsenal and use it to help them "kick on" in the Premier League.

Wednesday's draw at the Emirates leaves United 15 points off the top of the table, and 11 points off their more realistic aim - the top four.

But Rooney believes the pointed gained in North London can be the catalyst for a positive run of results.

He told ManUtd.com: "I thought we did alright [on Wednesday]. It was a decent point. Arsenal are obviously a good team but we defended really well and maybe could have nicked it with the couple of chances we had.

"Coming to Arsenal any time and getting a point is always a good result. You have to take confidence from it. We’ve been stop-start for most of the season, but we hope we can build on this."

David Moyes' men have a very important period ahead of them, with league fixtures against rivals Liverpool and Manchester City, as well as a Champions League last 16 clash with Olympiacos. 

Moyes has taken the club on a warm-weather training trip to Dubai in preparation for the games, and Rooney sees this as a good break for the club.

"We have a bit of a break before our next game now and hopefully we can prepare well and kick on for the big matches coming up," he said.

"We’ve got a lot of massive games in the Champions League and the league. We’re all looking forward to them."

United's next league game is against a resurgent Crystal Palace, a game they must win if they are to have hopes of finishing in the Champions League places, before travelling to Athens the week after to face the Greek champions.


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