Rooney rel­ish­ing ‘per­fect’ Cup draw against ri­vals City

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports International -

Manch­ester United will have a per­fect op­por­tu­nity to re­deem them­selves against neigh­bours Manch­ester City when the sides clash in the fourth round of the League Cup, cap­tain Wayne Rooney has said.

Pep Guardi­ola’s side drew first blood in the Manch­ester ri­valry this sea­son, beat­ing United 2-1 away in the Premier League on Septem­ber 10, trig­ger­ing the first of three suc­ces­sive de­feats for Jose Mour­inho’s side.

United got back to win­ning ways against third tier Northamp­ton Town in the cup en­counter on Wed­nes­day and Rooney will be look­ing for re­venge against City when the sides clash at Old Traf­ford in late Oc­to­ber.

“For me, I think it’s the per­fect draw,” he said. “With what hap­pened in the league, it’s a chance for us to get re­venge for that re­sult. It’s go­ing to be a great at­mos­phere. I think City will have 7,0008,000 fans here, which will ob­vi­ously make it an even bet­ter at­mos­phere. I think a cup game against City at Old Traf­ford is the per­fect draw for us.”

“I think he’s (Mour­inho) been bril­liant since he’s come in,” the mid­fielder said. “Train­ing has changed a lot. The train­ing has been re­ally good and it’s in­ter­est­ing to see how he pre­pares for games with tac­tics, how we ap­proach games, and it’s been re­ally good. I’m sure ob­vi­ously we will come back and def­i­nitely be chal­leng­ing this sea­son.”

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