Wayne Rooney Has Manchester United Poised for EPL Championship Run

Pete Schauer@@Pete_SchauerCorrespondent IMarch 2, 2013

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 02:  Wayne Rooney of Manchester United scores to make it 4-0 during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Norwich City at Old Trafford on March 2, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Leading the Barclays Premier League table with 71 points, Manchester United will be looking to win its fifth EPL championship in seven years.

While Robin Van Persie receives much of the credit for the Red Devils' successful attack—and rightfully so—Wayne Rooney is just as deserving for the excellent season Man U is having.

Aside from his abilities on the field, highlighted by 10 goals and seven assists, Rooney has proven to be a leader, as evident by his captaincy for England.

Getting back to what he does on the field, look no further than his match against Norwich City to prove Rooney is ready to lead the Red Devils to championship glory.

Rooney played unselfish ball on Saturday, setting up Shinji Kagawa on two of his three goals against the Canaries.

Goal.com shows us the appreciation and leadership of Rooney during Saturday's win.

After he took care of his teammate twice, Rooney found the back of the net, sending a laser from roughly 25 yards out onto the net for a goal of his own.

Having lost just three matches all season, Rooney and the Red Devils are poised for a championship run as the Champions League approaches.

As a rare talent who can shoot from a distance, pass and play an unselfish match, there's truly no better candidate to lead the Red Devils than No. 10.

His physical and mental tools make him one of the most dangerous forwards in the game and his leadership qualities are unheralded for a man of his age.

As Manchester United continues to steamroll opponents en route to an EPL title, be sure to keep your eye on Rooney.

He won't always fill up the stat sheet, but it's the little things like his passing and leadership that have Man U in prime position to win another Premier League title.


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