Rooney thinks that Chelsea is indeed one team which is rich in attacking options and he believes Fernando Torres is underrated.
Torres’ position in the team has been questioned since he failed to score and/or rescue Chelsea from losing to Shakhtar Donetsk.
“Mata is a great player and Hazard has settled in really well in his first season so I think those two along with Torres are the three biggest threats,” noted Rooney.
“Torres is still a threat, of course. I don’t think he gets the credit he deserves because he works hard for the team. Sometimes the goals go in for him, other times they don’t, but he’s always trying.”
Rooney also warned his team mates to avoid letting Chelsea score first as that might prove to be fatal for the team.
“We don’t want to be doing that [conceding early again] and against the best teams it will be difficult to get those goals to win games,” added Rooney.
“It happened against Braga [in the Champions League in midweek] and we did well to get back into the game and win it, but you can’t afford to be going one or two goals down against Chelsea away – although we did last season. We went 3-0 down before we drew. But we can’t do that again.”
If United could control Chelsea’s attacking, like Fergie had said, they could easily prove why they are known to be the strongest side in England.