Manchester United won 2-1 against Middlesbrough in the Premiership yesterday.
Rooney said: “It’s gone to six points and Chelsea have the game in hand. As we’ve said before, we’d rather have the points than the games in hand.
“We had to work hard out there today. It was probably our toughest game of the season. I think we deserved the three points.”
He added: “We’re playing well. If we keep playing like that, I’m sure we’ll be up there near the end.”