We Were Incredible Against Arsenal – Rooney

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Hat-Trick hero Wayne Rooney hailed Manchester United’s 8-2 win over Arsenal yesterday as “incredible”.

Rooney surpassed 150 United goals as Ashley Young struck a brace while Danny Welbeck, Nani and Park Ji-sing all scored.

But manager Arsene Wenger’s biggest Premier League defeat was soured further by the sending off of Carl Jenkinson.

England star Rooney said: “The performance today was incredible and we deserved the result.

“Whether or not Arsenal have a full-strength squad every time we play them we have a go and try score.

“They had some players out but that should take nothing away from us.”

Rooney’s landmark goal also continued a trend against the Gunners.

He added: “A lot of my milestone goals have come against Arsenal.

“My first goal when I was at Everton was against them and my first United goal in the Premier League came against them too.”

Meanwhile, Alex Ferguson once again defended his old foe Arsene Wenger after Manchester United hammered Arsenal.

The Red Devils struck eight goals in a hugely one sided victory at Old Trafford.

But United boss Fergie believes his opposite number’s position should not be in question.

The Scot said: “I think it is unfair to criticise him.

“The job he’s done for Arsenal and the philosophy he has – he has given Arsenal some very entertaining players.

“He’s also sold well and looked after the Arsenal coffers. People forget these things.

“It’s a cynical world now and when you lose a few games the judges come out.”

Ferguson was surprised by the ease of his side’s success despite Arsenal missing so many first-team regulars.

He added: “It is a surprise because when you play Arsenal you expect a difficult game.

“If you look at Arsenal the team is weakened – but we still did the job. We got careless at times and they made chances because they still have quality up front. But overall we are very satisfied that we kept the performance levels up.”


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