Gerrard will keep Manchester United's title hopes alive: Rooney

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London, Apr 27(ANI): Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney insists Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard will keep Old Trafford's title hopes alive and will lead his team to a victory in Sunday's Premier League game against Chelsea.

A win for Liverpool could put United well on the way to a record fourth consecutive league title and a 19th overall.

"I don't need to have a word with Stevie about making sure Liverpool win. You see what a good player and competitor he is even in friendly games. He wants to win and I'm sure he will want to win this one," The Sun quoted Rooney, as saying.

"Liverpool are fighting to get into Europe and with the history behind the club I'm sure they are all determined. It is the last home game of the season and their fans will not really be too pleased if they don't turn up," he added.

The 24-year-old missed last Saturday's 3-1 victory over Spurs with a groin injury and has been ruled out of the Sunderland trip, but he has reportedly targeted the final game of the season against Stoke for his comeback.

"Obviously I'm disappointed to have missed a couple of games, but I'll be fine. Hopefully I will play again before the season finishes and get ready for the World Cup," Rooney said.

"You don't like watching from the stands. I want to play and knowing you cannot influence the game is a frustrating thing," he added. (ANI)

Story first published: Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 16:56 [IST]
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