09/01/2014 16:00, Report by Mark Froggatt

Video: Rooney thanks fans

Wayne Rooney has thanked the Manchester United fans for their continued support this season and promised that his team-mates will repay their faith.

Despite losing three consecutive matches in all competitions, Reds supporters have been unrelenting in their backing of the team and specifically earned widespread praise on Tuesday night, when over 5,000 fans travelled to the North East for the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg with Sunderland. 

Speaking to ManUtd.com after receiving the club’s Player of the Month award for December, Rooney was appreciative of such support and optimistic that United can give them more to cheer in the coming months. 

"The fans’ support is very important. The fans have been great here, especially now when we are not in the best of form and we have lost the last few games," Wayne said.

"We need them to support us through this time. We will get stronger and we will get better. The fans are vital in being patient with us and letting us try to get there. I am sure we will."

In our exclusive interview, Rooney also praises his strike partner Danny Welbeck and dissects his Goal of the Month against Hull City on Boxing Day. 

More: Rooney wins December award | Profile: Wayne Rooney


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