Manchester United managed to stay undefeated until February last season, a run brought to an end by poor away form.
The Red Devils had taken just 13 points from 27 by this time last season, with seven draws and two wins. The Champions would win just seven of their away outings in the whole of last season but that number has already been reached this season with only nine away games gone.
Having taken 23 points from a possible 27 –seven wins and two draws, Wayne Rooney has praised the team’s reversal of fortunes.
“It is an amazing turnaround.
“Last season we only dropped two points at home but struggled away.
“This season we’ve already dropped five at home but we’re making up for that away.”
“We need to keep going and keep pushing City. If they do slip up, hopefully we will be there to pounce.”
Wayne Rooney and his team mates have also been boosted by Phil Jones’ possible return against Wigan Athletic on Boxing Day at Old Trafford. The versatile defender was elbowed by Clint Dempsey in United’s 5-0 win at the Craven Cottage. It was earlier feared that Jones’, 19, had broken his cheek bone and could be out for four to six weeks but X-ray scans proved otherwise and he could be available to face Wigan Athletic.
Team mate Asheley Young who also got injured in the same fixture will be out for two to three weeks according to his manager.