England international Wayne Rooney has stated the club’s
intention of embarking on the title chase ahead of new season.
Rooney has cast doubts over Manchester City’s ability to defend the Premier League title next season, implying that they must struggle with the expectations of being favourites.
Defending the title
-It’ll be a different situation for them, something they've never experienced before but we know about it. We know all about it when you’re trying to defend your trophy.
-We know that over the years everyone has tried to raise their game when they play against Manchester United. Now obviously City are champions they'll have to face that. Sometimes it can be more difficult. Rooney told The Sun
After ending season trophy less, something he termed as rare for United, the forward affirmed that new season would be a close-run race to be crowned League champions.