Rooney relishing Anfield trip

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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney says this weekend's trip to Liverpool holds even more significance given his relationship with rivals Everton.

A Toffes fan and former Goodison Park youth graduate, Rooney has plenty of reason to crave victory in front of the Reds following on Saturday.

But with United having lost on their last three visits to Merseyside, the 25-year-old couldn't have more motivation to end their winless run.

"With my Everton connections and the fact all my family are big Everton fans, it makes games against Liverpool a bit more special," he said.

"Of course, it's a big day for United with their rivalry with Liverpool but, for me, it is a massive game. To beat Liverpool is always a great feeling and a great day when you do that."


United's Anfield trip is the first since they secured their record 19th league title, usurping Liverpool as English league football's top dogs, and Rooney is expecting as hard a test as ever.

"Liverpool is always, for me, the toughest place to go and win a game," Rooney added.

"They'll be pushing to get into the top four and, with the signings they have, they're capable of doing that so we'll have to be aware of them and try to beat them this time."

After his sending off against Montenegro while on England duty last week, Rooney will feel he has a point to prove and will be looking to improve on just one goal at Anfield in his seven visits as a United player.

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