Rooney targets Liverpool showdown


Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is already looking forward to the FA Cup fourth round tie against Liverpool.

United's reward for overcoming league leaders Manchester City is a trip to Anfield to take on The Reds, the first meeting between the two sides since Luis Suarez was banned for eight games for racially abusing Patrice Evra.

While Suarez won't be available for the tie, Rooney will be hoping to make a impact similar to two goal salvo against neighbours City on Sunday.

“What a draw for next round – another big game. Can’t wait for it already,” he said.

Of late, Rooney has endured reports concerning his immediate future at Old Trafford, with claims that just 12 months on from signing a new deal at the club, he was due to be sold in the January transfer window.

Since the reports, both United and Rooney have strongly denied the story, with the England forward claiming he wanted to end his career at the Premier League champions.

"Sir Alex is the greatest manager of all time. Of course I would like to play under him for the rest of my career," said Rooney.

"He's a great manager and is a big reason why I joined Manchester United. If I could finish my career playing under Sir Alex then I won't have gone far wrong.

"As I said before he is, in my eyes, the best ever. His success and his trophies speak for themselves. He's an incredible manager and has done so much for football and so much for my game as well.

"His every-day commitment to his job is what makes him stand out.

"He's in before the players every morning and leaves after you. His commitment, his desire to win and his dedication is incredible."

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