Wayne Rooney has won nearly everything in the game, but the FA Cup still escapes the Manchester United captain…
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has won practically everything at club level, but this season the striker is looking to finally end the wait for the one domestic trophy that has eluded him up until now, reports the Mirror.
He may have won the Premier League five times, the Capital One Cup twice, and even the Champions League, but the England captain is in an unfortunate group alongside the likes of Brian Clough and Alan Shearer who have never won the FA Cup. But Rooney is looking to change that this season.
“Of course, I think it is a massive trophy. It is a trophy that, growing up as a youngster, I used to love watching and I was fortunate enough to see Everton lift the FA Cup in 1995 when I was nine years old,” Rooney said.
The quest to end the wait for the striker will resume on Monday, when United host Arsenal in the quarter-final, and with the Premier League’s top two – Chelsea and Manchester City – both out of the competition, the 29-year-old may never have had a better chance to win the World’s oldest cup competition.
The club’s comprehensive 3-0 victory over Millwall in 2004 was the last time United won the competition, just months before Rooney moved to Old Trafford from Everton.