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Wayne Rooney confident Manchester United can build on Anfield draw

• José Mourinho’s side face Fenerbahce then go to former club Chelsea
• ‘It can be the start of something for us this season,’ says Rooney

Wayne Rooney has described Manchester United’s draw with Liverpool as the start of a defining period that could shape a Premier League title challenge.

United became the first side to take a point from Anfield this season when they stifled Liverpool in a dour stalemate on Monday. José Mourinho’s team host Fenerbahce in the Europa League on Thursday, face another demanding away fixture in the Premier League at Chelsea on Sunday and have a derby with the league leaders City in the EFL Cup next Wednesday. Remaining hard to beat and recording positive results at Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford, insists Rooney, would provide the platform for United to overcome an inconsistent start under their new manager and emerge as title contenders.

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