Wayne Rooney has recently become England’s all-time top goal scorer with 50 goals. However, he doesn’t have any Premier League goals to his name this season. Be it only 4 games in, and United only having 2 goal scorers in their ranks, but Rooney has looked uncomfortable in his lone striker role.
But, following his record equalling, and then his record breaking, goals for his country, Wayne’s moral has been boosted. The England striker said:
“To achieve what I have, I’d be lying if I said it didn’t put a spring in my step.”
United’s top striker doesn’t boast one of his better records against Liverpool, despite his Evertonian past. In 24 games against the Merseyside Reds, he has scored 5 goals and set up 4.
The striker feels confident for the rival game, and sees it as an automatic boost for the team which lost 2-1 against Swansea two weeks back. He says:
“There’s no better game to go into than Liverpool at home, after losing our last game.”
“It is a game we have to win and it’s something I’m looking forward to.”
One of England’s, Manchester United’s and the Premier League’s top performers over the past month has been Chris Smalling; and he’s tipping Rooney to have a great game this weekend:
“I think it will. If you come back off a good performance and breaking a record it can only be good for motivation and confidence.”
“I think we will see a flying Wayne Rooney come Saturday. He has scored in the last two games for England and his performances have been good – it will only lead to more.”
Super Chris also talked of the upcoming rival game and how United need to perform in the Premier League.
“I think we are a team that has strengthens and they have as well. It is a case where we kick on. Fourth place won’t be acceptable this year – we at least need to be in the top three.”
“At United it has always been about titles and that is what we need to aim for this season. Last season was a case of making sure we are in and this season we need to kick on otherwise there will be disappointment if we finish the same as we did last year.”
The Liverpool kicks off at 17:30 at Old Trafford on Saturday, but if you’re not lucky enough to get a ticket it’s also on Sky Sports 1.