Rooney previews United v Celta Vigo

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Arsenal scored twice in three minutes through a deflected Granit Xhaka strike and Danny Welbeck's header to claim a deserved 2-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday and inflict a first Premier League defeat on the visitors in 26 games.

The 31-year-old England striker has been consistently linked with calling time on illustrious Old Trafford career at the end of the season.

Rooney has made just 22 United starts across the competitions and continuing questions over his viability at the top level have fuelled talk that his future lies away from Old Trafford. When asked if he wanted to do it at United, he responded: "Of course".

United could be on their way to their second final this season if they see off their Spanish opponents, who are aiming to reach their first major European final, in their Europa League semi-final.

"I don't think we have any chance of finishing top four in the Premier League. When called upon I'll try my best to help the team".

Wayne Rooney says the Europa League is the biggest competition Manchester United have had a chance of winning in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era.

"What matters is the next one and the next one is (on Thursday), so I don't believe Celta dreams more than us, that Celta wants more than us".

"Would I like to stay?"

"Apart from them, if I'm not wrong, no one did it before so it will be very important for the club, very important for the players. When you play centre forward you know you want goals and so it hopefully gives him confidence", the 67-year-old said, speaking to reporters at the post-match press conference. I really don't care about it today. I would like to play more. You think I enjoy a big club like Arsenal not winning big trophies? No problems. We shook hands but during the game I don't like what I never like.

"But of course I'm a football player, I want to play football and the more I can play obviously the better for me and the more I feel I can help the team".

Rooney has lost his first-choice status this season and has also struggled to make the match-day squads selected by the manager, José Mourinho.

"Trophies are very important for the club, and it is very important to be in a European final". The tie's not over.

"So it was not a gamble, it was just a effect of our situation, so we are in this situation now and we have to fight for it so let's see if tomorrow we can do it and if we can go to the final but it doesn't matter, no regrets".

"I'm the manager of Arsenal Football Club and as long as I'm manager of Arsenal Football Club, I will decide what happens on the technical front, that's it", Wenger, 67, said on the eve of Wednesday's league match at Southampton.

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