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Wayne Rooney sends message to fans after Southampton victory

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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has sent a special message to the club's travelling supporters after Monday night's 2-1 win over Southampton.

The Red Devils certainly weren't at their best on the south coast, but a brace from strike partner Robin van Persie was enough to secure victory despite Graziano Pelle's first-half equaliser for the hosts.

Could play better

Rooney, who set-up the winner from a free-kick, acknowledged that Louis van Gaal's side could have played better, but was thrilled to take the three points back to Old Trafford following a fifth consecutive win.

He wrote on his official Facebook page: "Not our best performance last night but a massive 3 points and our fifth straight win. Special mention to our away support who were brilliant from start to finish. Next up......Liverpool!"

Victory at St. Mary's moves Manchester United up to third in the Premier League table, with only rivals Chelsea and Manchester City ahead of them. The gap to the Blues is eight points, whilst the Citizens are just five ahead of their neighbours.

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Rooney is right to be in confident mood ahead of the clash with Liverpool, having helped dispatch the likes of Arsenal and Stoke before yesterday's win over Ronald Koeman's side.

And, despite an injury list that continues to cause problems for the 2012/13 domestic champions, the club's supporters are rightly growing in confidence as the England talisman spearheads an unlikely charge towards the top of the table.

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