Man Utd star Wayne Rooney hopes to heap misery on Man City with derby victory
Wayne Rooney has become Sir Alex Ferguson’s sidekick in fuelling the war of words between the Manchester clubs before their mouthwatering derby on Sunday. The Manchester United poster-boy hopes to heap misery upon Manchester City by acquiring a victory over the English Premier League champions.
As Sir Alex Ferguson plays mind games with his counterpart Roberto Mancini, Wayne Rooney has set out to put more pressure on the Manchester City side. The 27-year-old England international believes an away victory against Manchester City will give Manchester United a huge edge in the title race.
Wayne Rooney, who scored a spectacular winner through an overhead kick against Manchester City in 2011, reckons his side is ready to for a huge victory over their neighbors at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Roberto Mancini and his men turn all of their attention towards the English Premier League following their exit from the Champions League. Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has already declared that the club’s main motive will be to defend the English Premier League title this season.
“City are out of the Champions League and are having a bit of a tough time - I think everyone can see that behind the scenes. If we win, we can put more pressure on them. If we get three points there, it will be massive for us,” said Wayne Rooney.
“Obviously, it is a massive game, probably up there with Liverpool. The two of them. There is a big rivalry, the two of us are fighting for that number-one spot. We're trying to go there and get three points. We are all excited for the game.”
Wayne Rooney also commented on Manchester United’s plan of action against Manchester City. The striker informed Manchester United hope to get an edge over their opponents by using their superior attack force and wingers.
“I think our strength is getting wingers on the pitch, getting the ball out wide, attacking and getting crosses into the box,” Wayne Rooney said. “That's obviously the way Manchester United have played for years, so I think that's one of our strengths.
“Of course, they have a strong central midfield, but they also leave gaps out wide, so I'm sure Sir Alex and Roberto Mancini will be looking at different things and ways they can capitalize on each team's weakness.”