Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney enjoys family holiday ahead of …

  • Wayne Rooney posted the photo on Friday with his wife and their two sons
  • Rooney scored 12 Premier League[1] goals for Manchester United[2] this season
  • United captain believes they are capable of winning the title next term

By Luke Augustus for MailOnline [3]

Published: 12:30 GMT, 29 May 2015 | Updated: 18:20 GMT, 29 May 2015

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He would rather be playing in Saturday’s FA Cup final or the Champions League showpiece on June 6, but Wayne Rooney is making the most of his early summer vacations before international duty with England.

The Manchester United forward, who has been named in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for their matches against Republic of Ireland and Slovenia next month, took to Instagram[4] on Friday afternoon to upload a picture alongside his wife Coleen and their two children Kai and Klay.

Accompanied with the caption: ‘Discount Holidays © Holiday time @coleen_rooney,’ the family are all smiles as they enjoy the tropical climate of their vacation.

Wayne Rooney (left) uploaded a picture on Instagram on Friday enjoying a family <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> holiday with his wife and kids

Wayne Rooney (left) uploaded a picture on Instagram on Friday enjoying a family Discount Holidays © holiday with his wife and kids

Rooney's wife, Coleen, posted this picture soon after as the couple were all smiles on a boat

Rooney’s wife, Coleen, posted this picture soon after as the couple were all smiles on a boat

has insisted the club can compete for Premier League next season

Manchester United striker Rooney (left) has insisted the club can compete for Premier League next season

A difficult first season of the Louis van Gaal era ended with an underwhelming 0-0 draw at Hull City on Sunday

A difficult first season of the Louis van Gaal era ended with an underwhelming 0-0 draw at Hull City on Sunday

Like father like son, Kai Rooney signs autographs for fans

The 29-year-old scored 12 Premier League goals this season as United finished fourth – 17 points behind newly-crowned champions Chelsea.

Despite the massive gap to the Blues, Rooney insists United will mount a serious title challenge next season – so long as the club make the right moves in the transfer market.

A difficult first season of the Louis van Gaal era ended with a somewhat underwhelming 0-0 draw at Hull on Sunday.

Despite a disappointing run of one win in their final six games, United achieved their aim of Champions League qualification – but Rooney is hungry for so much more.

‘I believe we are (close),’ the United captain told Sky Sports. ‘You take the first 10 games and I think we had 13 points.

England international Rooney believes United 'are close' and can vie for the title if they strengthen the squad

England international Rooney believes United ‘are close’ and can vie for the title if they strengthen the squad

‘When you consider from after that amount of games to where we’ve finished, we’ve probably got as many points after that as anyone else.

‘I think we’re close, there’s no doubt about it. You can see in our performances, we’re outplaying teams, dominating possession, and it’s just that final thing of taking our chances.

‘In the [defeat at] Chelsea, if I had scored that chance with my left foot then it could have been a completely different game and might have put them under a bit of pressure – it might have been a lot closer than it’s finished.

‘As a group of players, myself and the manager – we all believe we’re close and I’m sure with a player or two in the summer we’ll have a good chance of going for the title.’

Rooney scored 12 Premier League goals in 33 games as United secured Champions League qualification

Rooney scored 12 Premier League goals in 33 games as United secured Champions League qualification

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  1. ^ Premier League (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ Manchester United (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  3. ^ Luke Augustus for MailOnline (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  4. ^ Instagram (instagram.com)

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