Rooney warns of Man U monopolising all major football prizes

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London, May 7 (ANI): Ace striker Wayne Rooney, who feared he might have to endure years of Chelsea domination after joining Manchester United in 2004, has warned the football world that it is United, not Blues or Liverpool, who will continue to monopolise the major prizes.

In the aftermath of Manchester United's thrilling destruction of Arsenal at the Emirates, Rooney said: "This team is only going to get better."

Sir Alex Ferguson's squad rebuilding between 2003 and 2006 has paid off spectacularly in the last three seasons, as United have won successive Premier League titles and conquered Europe, the Daily Express reports.

Rooney admitted he feared the worst after his 30million pounds move from Everton five years ago.

"Once Abramovich went into Chelsea and all that money was pumped into them and they won the league two years running, it looked hard to beat them. But thankfully we stopped them from winning the league for a third year running and from there we've really kicked on.

"Over the last couple of seasons some of the football we've played has been brilliant and if we can reproduce some of that over the next couple of years we can get even better," Rooney said.

"This team is a lot better than the one I joined in 2004. I was only 18 then; Cristiano was the same age, Fletch was a year older. We had a lot of young players then, but over the last few years we've gained the experience.

"The strength of the squad has improved considerably as well. Look at our bench for the game at Arsenal - we had players like Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Carlos Tevez and Dimitar Berbatov sat there. It was unbelievable," he added.

Rooney revealed that it was United's top priority in August to become the first team to win back-to-back Champions League titles. "We set out to retain the title and be the first team to do it. We're so close now and it would be amazing if we can pull it off." (ANI)

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