Everton star Rooney certain giants will get top four despite recent embarrassments

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And while Spurs fans may not care much for Rooney's prediction, Manchester United and England's all time leading goal scorer drew widespread acclaim for his appearance on MNF, last night, with football fans, players and journalists all praising the striker's insight and analysis.

Pep Guardiola's City are firmly in control of the Premier League title race, holding a 13-point advantage over United despite drawing 1-1 at Burnley on Saturday. But three even remotely fruity remarks is way above the average strike rate for a current player in...

I saw it in training with him - he's a very talented played.

But despite the Blues' struggles, Rooney still thinks the champions will finish inside the top four, this season.

"I think he is [at a club where he can thrive]", Rooney said of Mkhitaryan. Another one or two players coming in this summer, and I don't think they are that far away. He's got aggression, passion, desire and you can see he's a victor, ' Rooney told Sky Sports.

"It's not nice to say but if you can't enjoy that style of play you won't enjoy football".

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Guardiola is putting the foundations in place to try to emulate that Barcelona team, and they are well on their way to do that.

Rooney also spoke about some of Ferguson's team-talks, a facet of his management Roy Keane complimented.

"That is what Manchester United have really lacked - players around [Romelu] Lukaku who can really push Lukaku on".

"If I'm a right-back and I know Alexis Sanchez is coming from the left-hand side, I have to pay attention to him", he told ESPN FC.

'Sanchez will do that, they're the players you want because they lift other players and give them an extra five per cent'.

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