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United are two signings away from the title

Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney believes Manchester United are two signings away from being a serious contender for the league title next season.

United ended their campaign with a 0-0 draw at Hull on Sunday, finishing 17 points behind Chelsea in Louis Van Gaal’s first season at Old Trafford and although they qualified for the Champions League, they will have to negotiate a potentially tricky playoff in August.

However, despite the gap from Jose Mourinho’s men, the United captain remained optimistic about United’s chances next season, particularly given the club is expected to be extremely busy this summer and add to the signings of Memphis Depay.

“You take the first 10, 11 games and I think we had 13 points,” Rooney told Sky Sports.

“When you consider from after that amount of games to where we’ve finished, we’ve probably got as many points after that as anyone else.”

“I think we’re close, there’s no doubt about it. You can see in our performances, we’re outplaying teams, dominating possession, and it’s just that final thing of taking our chances.

“As a group of players, myself and the manager – we all believe we’re close and I’m sure with a player or two in the summer we’ll have a good chance of going for the title.”