Wayne Rooney looking forward to Liverpool game

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Wayne Rooney has been looking ahead to Manchester United’s match against Liverpool this weekend and offered a timely reminder of his side's most recent victory over their great rivals.

United beat the Anfield side in the International Champions Cup final in the summer and Rooney was keen to highlight this on his official Facebook page. Along with images from this triumph, Rooney added: “Big match coming up against them on Sunday.”

In pre-season United came from a goal down to win 3-1 and take home the trophy with Rooney grabbing the equaliser.

The 29-year-old will be hoping to get back on the scoresheet after returning from injury on Monday night against Southampton. Rooney failed to get a goal for himself but set up Robin van Persie for the winner.


Both sides have had tough seasons so far; United lie in third with five wins in a row but have ground out victories against Arsenal and Southampton in that run. The Red Devils' poor performance at St Mary’s drew criticism from Gary Neville who suggested that it would be “like the Dog and Duck versus the Red Lion."

Liverpool meanwhile escaped with a 3-1 victory against Leicester and followed that performance with a 0-0 draw at home to Sunderland, which leaves them in ninth, seven points adrift of United.

The Reds season took a turn for the worse, a 1-1 draw against Basel saw the side knocked out of the Champions League on Tuesday night.

The last time these two sides met, in March, a rampant Liverpool took three points at Old Trafford with a 3-0 victory.


United’s injury problems are continuing with Chris Smalling ruled out after sustaining a groin tear against Southampton. If United plan to use three centre backs against Liverpool Michael Carrick may have to drop into defence again with Luke Shaw, Daley Blind, Phil Jones and Rafael all injured or doubts for the game.

Liverpool have their own problems, Mario Balotelli and Daniel Sturridge are both injured and will miss the game meaning that Rickie Lambert is likely to earn another start.

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