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Wayne Rooney has a surprising opinion on Man City's Old Trafford celebrations

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Manchester City have been stealing all the headlines this season - Pep Guardiola's men have been unstoppable.

The Cityzens currently sit 14 points clear at the top of the Premier League heading into the festive period, but fierce rivals Man United can close the gap back down to 11 points with a win against West Brom on Sunday.

City have destroyed their title rivals this season, defeating all of the top six and only conceding three goals along the way - it's a scary record.

However, their greatest victory might have been the 2-1 success over Man United at Old Trafford just a week ago.

Unfortunately, rather than being lauded for their performance at the home of their greatest rivals, much of the media attention after the game was attributed to the way City celebrated and the subsequent tunnel bust-up.

Wayne Rooney is a Man United icon. As the club's all-time leading goalscorer, the now-Everton man made plenty of spectacular memories for the club which included several special moments against the old enemey.

So, does Rooney believe that City celebrated a tad too much? Would that have happened under Alex Ferguson?

Speaking to talkSPORT via The Sun, England's all-time leading goalscorer said: “He got a pizza thrown at him! In all the years we played, we had that one incident with Arsenal where it kicked off.


“There have been little incidents where there’s been pushing and shoving but that’s it.

“You play Burnley in the last few years and they must have a music system with them because the noise coming out of their dressing room before and after games is deafening.

“If City win the derby at Old Trafford, they are entitled to celebrate as it is a big game.

“When we won at Old Trafford or Man City, you celebrated in a respectful manner. Playing music is fair enough.”

Man United fans might have expected their former talisman to take their side on this one and show some loyalty, but he also brings up good points. After winning his fair share of Manchester derbies, he must be qualified to share his opinion.

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