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Rooney - United are not a one-man team

29 Jan 2010 08:38:00

Rooney - United are not a one-man team

Wayne Rooney insists Manchester United are not a one-man team.

The England striker headed the winner in the Carling Cup semi-final against Manchester City on Wednesday to follow the four goals he bagged against Hull in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday. Rooney has now scored 21 goals in all competitions this term - 14 more than the club's next highest scorers Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Owen - but claims he is reliant on his team-mates.

"I don't look on us as a one-man team or see it as a great burden on me, it's nonsense," Rooney told the Sun.

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"If I don't get the service, I can't score. If I don't, I expect others to, and we've done that well.

"We've shared the goals out well and it's certainly not just about me. We expect to win as a team, not as individuals."

United are a point behind Chelsea in the title race, having played a game more, and have lost five times so far this term.

Rooney, though, claims they are not on the slide.

He added: "And I don't need to say too much at all to people who think that United are starting to slide.

"Chelsea have a game in hand, but we're still up there, in a good position in the Champions League and the final of the Carling Cup. I can't see any slide from us at the minute."


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