Thursday, December 13, 2007

Rooney wants to win

Wayne Rooney is targeting a double on Sunday - victory over fierce rivals Liverpool at Anfield and pole position in the Premier League.

“It's a massive weekend for the top four clubs,” Wayne told Red View.

“The fact that Arsenal and Liverpool both lost last weekend was great for us. If we win on Sunday then we’ve got a great chance of going top. That'll spur us on.”

Not that Rooney - Liverpool-born, Everton-bred - needs any extra cajoling. “When the fixtures come out, I look for the games against Liverpool, and possibly City as well."

Wayne wasn't looking, however, when John O'Shea scored the last-gasp winner in last season's match at Anfield.

“I was getting stitches in my leg in the dressing room,” Wayne told us. “Scholesy walked in after being sent off and we were hoping to hold on for the draw. Then our press officer ran in saying Sheasy had scored. We were all jumping around and I went back out. It was one of the best feelings I’ve experienced.”

The 3,000-or-so United fans who were there would no doubt echo that sentiment.

“We’ve got the best away fans around,” praised Wayne. “They never stop singing throughout the game and supporting the team. They could really help us on Sunday.”

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