Wayne Rooney: ‘New stars will help Manchester United shine again’

Wayne Rooney Manchester United v QPR

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Wayne Rooney is “excited” about Manchester United’s potential following the arrival of star players such as Radamel Falcao and Angel Di Maria and he expects the club to be “winning titles again”.

The England international captain was a frustrated figure last season when David Moyes’ reign at Old Trafford ended miserably with United finishing down in seventh spot, without any silverware and out of European competition.

The club have responded impressively by drafting in Louis van Gaal as the new manager and handing him over £150million to bolster the squad with the likes of Falcao and Di Maria, along with Ander Herrara, Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw.

Rooney is delighted with the business conducted and he firmly believes it will put United back on the path to being successful once again.

He said: “Obviously last season we weren’t good enough, so the time was right to go and get these top players to get us back to where we belong – to winning titles again.

“It’s interesting times, exciting times, we have not had the best of starts, but we will come good.”

Van Gaal must now work out how he will fit his six new signings into his favoured 3-5-2 formation as he looks for the team to secure a first win of his tenure when QPR are the visitors to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

United are 1.27 to win, QPR can be backed at 10.52 and the draw is 5.97.

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