Wayne Rooney: Derby squad cheered when Rams drew Manchester United in FA Cup

Manchester United’s all-time report scorer Wayne Rooney “can’t wait” to stand his outdated membership within the FA Cup with Derby County on Thursday

Wayne Rooney is relishing the danger to stand his outdated membership Manchester United within the FA Cup and admitted there used to be cheering on Derby County’s bus when the draw used to be made.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect will arise towards the membership’s all-time main scorer in Rooney in Thursday’s fifth-round tie at Pride Park.

Rooney returned to England in January on a player-coach deal and he netted within the Rams’ Four-2 win over Northampton Town remaining month, a victory that arrange a reunion with United.

The 34-year-old, additionally England’s all-time most sensible scorer, spent 13 years at Old Trafford and scored 253 objectives in 559 video games.

“I can’t wait,” Rooney advised United’s legitimate website online forward of the FA Cup conflict.

“Obviously, the draw, the only staff I sought after used to be Man United. We had been at the trainer, if truth be told, going to the resort the evening sooner than a recreation when the draw used to be happening and there used to be a cheer when Manchester United got here out.

“It is a smart draw for us, having United come to our floor and for the enthusiasts this is a nice recreation to visit.

“For us as a team it is a great challenge for us to come up against Manchester United, to see if we can beat them. It is a challenge, but it is something we are all looking forward to.”

Rooney confronted United two times as an Everton participant in 2017-18, despite the fact that he ended up at the dropping aspect in each video games as his boyhood membership had been overwhelmed Four-Zero and 2-Zero.

He mentioned he would have fun if he netted on Thursday, despite the fact that he promised to not react with the similar degree of gusto as he did when returning to Everton all through the early years of his United profession.

“No, it won’t be like that, of course,” he mentioned of a repeat of the ones badge-kissing celebrations.

“I think everyone will understand. I want Derby to win in this game and after the game I’ll go back to being a Manchester United fan and wanting them to win in the games after our one.”