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Rooney: We’re Saving Goals For City

Manchester United dominated Villarreal last night, but left Spain with just a point following a 0-0 draw. Wayne Rooney, who is currently going through one of his scoring droughts, has said that the goals will come on derby day at the weekend.

“Although we didn’t win the game we’re still pleased because we’re through,” said Rooney. “I hope we’re saving the goals for Manchester City. The derby at the weekend is a big game for us and we’re all looking forward to it. I’m not quite sure the draw with Villarreal was one for the spectators, but we were probably the better team and we created lots of chances. We just couldn’t take them. The main thing is we’re through to the knockout round. We’ve got one game left against Aalborg and if we win that we will finish top of the group. This result could be good for us in the end. I don’t know why we keeping drawing 0-0. In most of the games we’ve been the better team. They defended well and they’re not all that enthusiastic to win the game, so that makes it more difficult for us.”


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12 Comments

  1. denton davey says:

    TheBoyWonder seems to be learning from SAF how to needle; if only he had the Guv’nor’s scoring boots.

  2. Failsworth Devil says:

    I fuckin hope so Wazza… hope you bad a hat tricks sunshine !!

  3. inmoscowwemadeit3 says:

    Sunday has to be the turning point in our season we have to go wastelands and get a win . Despite citeh’s win against arsenal they’ve lost to the rent boys and YSBs after taking the lead in both games so I don’t think United should panic if the bitters do take an early lead.
    Some big performances are due this weekend most notabley from our beloved no.10 who needs to start taking his chances if we’re to get on a roll and start exerting real pressure on the top. The midfield selection will give us a good indication of what we can expect from Utd on the day. I would prefer a midfield of Ronaldo,Carrick,Fletcher and Park with Carlito and Rooney upfront even if Berbs gets match fit.
    So I’m told by my brazilian mate Tevez was dubbed ‘the derby player’ meaning whenever there was a big game he shined and that was certainly true from last season (Chelsea at home and the winner against the scousers) I feel he’ll be the difference on Sunday if he starts and Fergie makes an exception and doesn’t sub him even if he plays crap allowing him a full 90 to get a goal. If he doesn’t and Giggs is played just to pack the midfield and sneak a goal and not conceed then I feel the gap come the Monday night( when Liverwho play) will bigger than eight points.

  4. RedAlert260599 says:

    I think the ref will play a big part on Sunday. He’ll either let them kick sh1t out of Ronaldo (ala Steve Bennett), or book one of them early doors to nip it in the bud. If he allows the kicking I can see Ronaldo or Rooney getting sent off. I think Fergie will be on to the refsvia the press leading up to the game.

  5. Drew Vader says:

    Agreed…i think the match will turn on our starting 11. Hate to say it, but if GNev is at right back against Robinho it could be a long day. Same for if Giggs starts in the middle. I would want to see a midfield of Nani Fletch Carrick and Ronaldo, with Berba and Rooney up front. But we all know Park will start. And I guess put JOS at right back…

  6. smith says:

    hope is not the corrupted ref mike riley.

  7. dela says:

    The last few results have left me a tad worried. I’m not alarmed- not yet, frustrated would be more like it. We have never struggled to find the net so often in recent years.

    I just hope the gaffer and the boys put my doubts to rest on Sunday.

  8. King Eric says:

    I can see us getting a bag full on Sunday, been frustrating past couple of games . Good build up play but lack of final product.. I can see us coming out of traps, getting an early goal then the floodgates will open and we will take our frustration out on the c**ts! Would play Carrick, Fletch, Anderson and possibly Park in midfield as Parks tracking back and covering flankis alot better than Nani. Would like to start with Tevez as Berba may be a bit off the pace but we really do need the genius of Berba to be fair so would start with him. Would obviously play Scholesy if fit. Would probably have to sacrifice Ando for him. Come on United!!

  9. King Eric says:

    Yes I am an idiot, was basing my team around twelve players? Midfield for Sunday Ronaldo Carrick, Fletch, Park.

  10. Failsworth Devil says:

    Rooney Quote “Sunday is a massive game,” Rooney, the United forward, said yesterday. “It’s massive for the players, the fans and the club, especially after what has happened at City with the takeover. It will be nice to show them who are the kings of Manchester. It doesn’t irritate us that City are getting all this publicity. If they were winning trophies, it would irritate me, but while they are still lingering in mid-table, I am not really too bothered about it.”

    lol.. thats class i like this bit where he says about “they are still lingering in mid table” lol…

    Good lad Wazza… i like ya style.

  11. Tony_Oldham says:

    Stop fucking talking about it Wayne and just get the ball stuck in the back of the net. We owe the Bitters one big time……

  12. legend says:

    rooney sort ur first touch out plz and hold the ball up and stop giving it away thnx

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