Harry Redknapp reckons that Manchester United might not take the Europa League particularly seriously this season, although one of the squad’s top players claims that this is a competition that the Red Devils should try and win.
Wayne Rooney was part of the United team that were beaten 2-1 in Basel last week, thus ending the club’s participation in the Champions League this term, although the England forward points to the fact that Sir Alex Ferguson has never won the Europa League and that could be an incentive.
When asked on Thursday if he was looking forward to playing in the Europa League, Rooney said: “Definitely.
“It’s a shame we’re out of the Champions League. That’s what we all want to play in.
“Unfortunately we went out and now we turn our attention to the Premier League and Europa League.
“I don’t think the manager’s won the Europa League, so I’m sure he’ll want to win it.
“Every competition we enter we want to win.
“There are some good teams but we have to believe, keep working and hopefully we can go on and win it.”