The Red Devils might have won the Premier League and Champions League last season, yet there were two very important matches that they lost. Both at Eastlands and Old Trafford, they found their city rivals too good for them, something that this forward wants to put right on Sunday.
The Sun reports that Wayne Rooney is in a confident mood ahead of the big derby match. The England striker was injured when United lost 1-0 at the City of Manchester Stadium last August, and he’s determined that the champions make amends in what he describes as a ‘massive game’.
Rooney, 23, said: “Sunday is a massive game. We owe the fans a derby win, even though we did win two trophies last season.
“Losing both games last season was extremely disappointing.
“It is a massive game, especially after what has happened at City with the takeover.
“It will be nice to show them who the Kings of Manchester are.”
The kings of Manchester indeed! I’m sure City fans would like nothing better than to remind Rooney of this quote if their team manage to land another win against United on Sunday! While Mark Hughes’ men have had a mixed bag of a season, they looked to be in supreme form when making short work of Arsenal last weekend and will go into this match with plenty of confidence. But can they win the derby or will the Red Devils be too strong for them?