Rooney insists Manchester United silverware takes priority over goals

The Red Devils talisman has stated that picking up medals is more important than individual accomplishments after his double against West Brom sent the team to the top of the table
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has stated that success as a team means more to him than increasing his goal tally, which currently stands at 26 in all competitions this season.

Rooney’s influence played a crucial role in the Red Devils’ 2-0 win over West Brom on Sunday.

The former Everton man put his side in the lead after 35 minutes when he latched onto Chicharito's goal-bound effort to tap the ball past Ben Foster, before doubling the lead in the 71st minute with a calmly taken spot kick.

"I know how many goals I need to achieve [my personal best] but I am not really focused on that at the minute," he was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

"We have 10 games left and I just want to help us get those points we need to be successful. The most important thing is to win trophies."

Rooney also commented on his side’s recent Europa League defeat to La Liga side Athletic Bilbao, who United face again on Thursday hoping to overturn a 3-2 deficit.

"Fair enough, Europe has been disappointing, but we have had really tough games in the Premier League," he added.

"We have played a lot of the top teams. Sometimes we have not been at our best but we have still got the wins."