Manchester United: Wayne Rooney confident of Reds success

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Wayne Rooney says 'a lot of people' have already written off Manchester United's chances this season

Wayne Rooney believes Manchester United will still be a success this season despite their present struggles.

Louis van Gaal's £150m summer spending could not prevent United losing a two-goal lead before eventually slipping to a 5-3 defeat at Leicester on Sunday.

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Rooney was visibly unhappy with some of his team-mates' performances. But he says the future is bright.

"A lot of people seem to have written us off because of Sunday's result but I don't see it that way," he said.

Rooney, who was appointed captain by Van Gaal this season, added: "When I look around our dressing room and see the quality we have and the manager's unbelievable attention to detail I have no doubts this team will be successful."

Despite signing six new players, including Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao, United have won only once this season.

They have lost three times, including a 4-0 Capital One Cup second round loss at League One MK Dons last month.

Van Gaal's team are 12th in the Premier League and face in-form West Ham at Old Trafford on Saturday.

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