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Last Updated: Tuesday, 20 September 2005, 10:04 GMT 11:04 UK
Rooney dismisses 'boring' claim
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has hit back at critics who have suggested that the Premiership has become less interesting.

But the 19-year-old says clubs have a duty to gain the best result they can.

"I don't think the league is getting boring," he told BBC Radio Five. "A lot of teams have got a lot better now.

"They go to Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United and set their stall to get a result so if it means playing 4-5-1, it's good for that team."

United have remained unbeaten over their five Premiership games this season, despite tricky trips to Liverpool, Newcastle and Everton.

And though they are seven points behind Chelsea, Rooney feels they are in a good position in the Premiership to mount a title challenge.

"We have had a tough start but we have had a good start," added the England forward.

"We are still unbeaten, despite playing some really tough away games.

"We are only in September, we might have a better idea how things are going to go in March."

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