Rooney’s title and PFA player predictions

AD DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA - DECEMBER 15: Wayne Rooney and Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E during the Formula E Championship Ad Diriyah E-Prix on December 15, 2018 in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Joe Portlock/Handout/Getty Images)

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has reluctantly given his Premier League prediction between Manchester City and Liverpool.

Rooney began his career on Merseyside via the Toffees academy before moving to Manchester United where he enjoyed a successful spell.

The former England international went on to eclipse Bobby Charlton’s record to become the club’s all-time greatest goal scorer, winning five Premier League titles in the process.

So when the Red Devils legend was asked to predict who would eventually win the title, Rooney just like any other United supporter found it difficult to disclose.

“It’s a great reason to be out the country when those two are going head to head for the title!” Rooney told talkSPORT.

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“I hope Man City get over the line before Liverpool. I couldn’t bear to see them win it, it would be a nightmare for any Evertonian.

“I remember in 2005 they won the Champions League and they’re still talking about it now so it would be another 10 or 15 years of that if they win the title!”

Speaking about the likely winners for the PFA player of the year award, Rooney was quick to back former England teammate Sterling.

“Raheem is a great person,” Ronney added. “At times he got a lot of stick which was baffling for us as players as to why that was happening. He will be up for Player of the Year for sure this season, he is doing fantastic.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 03: Leroy Sane of Manchester City scores his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool FC at the Etihad Stadium on January 3, 2019, in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

“You have got give Pep Guardiola a lot of credit. Raheem has always had the talent and the ability but the one thing he has improved on massively is his knowledge of the game and tactically he is a lot better since working with Pep Guardiola. He is doing fantastic so I am really pleased for him.”