The Man United legend has reflected on the league’s close title race while admitting none of the possible outcomes would make him happy.
Manchester City are defending their Premier League title of the last season, sitting at the top of the league table with 77 points. They are, however, facing strong competition from Liverpool, who are only one point away from leapfrogging them.
The Reds made a statement by beating City in their FA Cup semi-final clash last week. They then went on to crush their arch-rivals, Manchester United, 4-0 in the league.
Wayne Rooney believes Jurgen Klopp’s side are now in a better position to win the league title.
“I’d prefer none of them but obviously one of them is. I think Liverpool might nick it,” Rooney said when quizzed on the title race by Beanyman Sports.
“I think they’ve really looked strong over the last few months and I think winning the FA Cup semi-final could have an impact on that. So I’ve just got a feeling that Liverpool might nick it. I hope not – I’d rather City win it.”
What are City and Liverpool’s remaining games?
Man City will lock horns with Watford (H) in their next league game. They will then proceed to face Leeds United (A), Newcastle (H), West Ham (A), and Aston Villa (H) before meeting Wolves (A) in their last fixture of the campaign.
On the other hand, Liverpool should face Everton (H), Newcastle (A), Tottenham (H), Aston Villa (A), Wolves (H), and Southampton (A) in their remaining league games.
Both teams will return to Champions League action this week, meeting Spanish rivals in the semi-finals. Liverpool will host Villarreal while Man City battle it out against Real Madrid.