It is tours time now for every team, more likely a trip in different corners of the world to display new acquisitions, the outfit for next season and to test the level of stamina of the players. Premier League champions, Manchester United, chose United States as a perfect destination.
Rooney played the first 45 minutes of United’s opening United States tour match against New England Revolution. The 4-1 victory shows that the players are in the best shape but this win cannot be used as a guide for what is to come.
Rooney said: “We have to draw a line under what happened on Wembley, have to look forward, not back. We need to look at the trophies we will be competing for and hopefully by the end of next season, we will have some silverware.”
The next season look like a little battle between Manchester strikers. Ferguson has a lot of options starting with Rooney, Michael Owen, Federico Macheda and not forget Dimitar Berbatov and Javier Fernandez. Not being afraid of the competition, Rooney sees in this a positive thing:
“Competition is good. It keeps everyone on their toes. It is exciting to have so many strikers. It means everyone will have to be on top of their game to keep their place in the team.”
With all those very valuable players can bring the title home again this year? Everything shows that it will be a disputed season of Barclays Premier League.