Wayne Rooney doubts Arsenal challenge

Manchester United's Dutch striker Robin van Persie and English striker Wayne Rooney celebrate on stage after winning the Premier League title for the 13th time, during the team's victory parade outside the town hall in Manchester, north west England, on M
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Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney pours cold water on Arsenal's start to the season.

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney has questioned whether Arsenal can continue their title challenge throughout the season.

The Gunners currently top the Premier League having lost just one of their 10 matches this season, but Rooney has insisted that it is still early days.

"We'll have to wait and see where they are in March. We've seen before that they've been in the top two until February and March and then they've faded off, so it's down to them to try to stay there," he told reporters at a press conference.

"They're doing brilliantly at the minute and they're in a great position so it's up to us to catch them. We know we're capable of playing better and we're starting to do that; we need to start picking points up and see where we are come Christmas.

"We're nine or 10 games in so there's no big worry at the minute. We're starting to do well so, if we can get the victory on Sunday, I think we'll be in a great position."

Arsenal travel to United on Sunday.

Robin van Persie of Manchester United fails to score from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Real Sociedad de Futbol and Manchester United at Estadio Anoeta on November 5, 2013
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