Wayne Rooney hails Manchester United

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has called his side’s 8-2 victory over Arsenal on Sunday ‘incredible’, and feels the home team deserved the result.

The under-strength visitors were missing some sidelined players, but the England international is not using this as an excuse for the sensational victory.

“Whether they had the full squad out or not we were always going to try and have a go at them and score goals and although they’ve got a few players out, you can take nothing away from our performance today because I thought it was brilliant,” the 25-year-old told Sky Sports.

The former Everton frontman bagged a hat-trick with two free-kicks and a penalty, which took his tally for the Red Devils past 150; a milestone he is proud to have achieved.

“I was aware of that before the game and a lot of my milestone goals have come against Arsenal. My first goal for Everton, my 100th Premier League goal and now obviously 150 so it’s obviously a great feeling but I think the performance today was incredible and we fully deserved the result,” Rooney continued.

From a personal perspective, 2011-12 have started well for Rooney, who will look to spearhead United’s surge towards a 20th top flight title.

“I’ve had a good pre season, worked hard, got my head down and fortunately that’s paying off for me,” he concluded.