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Wayne Rooney: Manchester United will ‘keep fighting’

by Ben Topliss

Wayne Rooney has insisted Manchester United will “keep fighting” following the 0-0 draw against Chelsea on Monday.

Man United put in an improved performance at Old Trafford but the draw meant their winless run has now extended to eight games in all competitions.

Rooney himself was a bright spark for United but the final bit of quality from the team was lacking. The United captain believes United were unlucky not to win the game.

“We created a lot of chances but didn’t manage to take one. The crowd were excellent today and you could see how much it meant to the players. It’s a disappointing result because we dominated the game but that is football,” Rooney said.

“A lot of people say a lot of different things. We would be letting ourselves down if we didn’t go out on the pitch and give our all. We will keep fighting and we will come back.”

United had been desperately poor in recent weeks but they can be proud of their display against Chelsea.

However, the result will do little to relieve the pressure on Louis van Gaal and it is hard to see him staying in a job much longer following the torrid run. The future at United is unclear and you get the sense that there will be big changes at the club in the coming months.

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