By ESPNSTAR.com staff
After scoring the only goal in Manchester United's final Premier League game against Sunderland, Rooney was made to wait agonizingly alongside his team-mates for the final score-line between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers. The striker told the club's official website that realizing that they had lost the title on goal-difference was a bitter pill to swallow.
"Of course, you wish it hadn’t happened like that for our fans, and for us as players, it was sickening really to lose the title like that," Rooney shared.
The match with Sunderland was held away from home at the Stadium of Light, and Rooney blasted the opposition fans for seemingly aligning themselves with City by applauding the Red Devils' failure to retain their title.
"Our fans were brilliant all day, even when Man City scored their first goal. We obviously knew on the pitch they had gone 1-0 up and we were also aware when QPR went 2-1 up. When the final whistle went, we didn’t really know what the score was. But then we heard the Sunderland fans cheering," he said.
"It was sad to see that because they should be supporting their own team really. They didn’t have the best of seasons themselves so for them to be cheering like that was sad. It was something that myself and a lot of the players won’t forget."
Although the team failed in their title exploits this year, the Englishman fired a warning to their neighbouring rivals, stating that United are confident in producing a superior performance in the following campaign.
"We’ll be back, no worries about that, we’ll be back stronger. Everyone’s been saying how well Man City have played and how they’ve dominated the Premier League but if that’s them dominating, they’ve done it on goal difference… We’ll be back, better than ever," Rooney declared.