Victory over Arsenal during Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off saw United temporarily move ahead of Chelsea at the top of the league, capping an impressive week for the Reds following last weekend’s dramatic and entertaining 3-2 win at Stamford Bridge.
League positions may matter little at this stage of the season, but, as Rooney points out, United’s good form and momentum is a huge positive following the disappointment of losing away at Everton on the opening night of the season back in August.
“We knew we would go top if we won before the game. It is important to us after dropping two points on the first game of the season," he added.
“We have done well and dug in at times to grind out some results whilst playing some good football. It’s nice to be top of the league, it might not be for long but we are happy to be there.”