Found October 28, 2012 on Fox Soccer:
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes the current Chelsea side is not the best one he has faced during his time in charge of Old Trafford. Rooney warning United forward Wayne Rooney has echoed Ferguson's sentiments that Chelsea have a wealth of attacking options at their disposal and he has jumped to the defence of former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres. Torres' spot in the team has come under the spotlight again after a below-par showing against Shakhtar Donetsk in midweek, but Rooney believes the Spaniard does not get the credit he deserves. "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 not to give Chelsea a helping hand by going behind early on at Stamford Bridge, having conceded first in eight games this season. "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."
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