Derby County captain, Wayne Rooney, has warned his former club, Manchester United, that he will celebrate if he scores against them in tonight’s FA Cup fifth-round clash at the iPro Stadium.
The 34-year-old also said he would do everything possible to make sure that Derby defeated Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and qualify for the quarter-final stage where they will take on Norwich City, who defeated Tottenham on Wednesday.
Derby County head to the game after defeating Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 in the Championship last weekend, while the Red Devils played a 1-1 draw with Everton in the Premier League.
“Yeah, of course, I will celebrate if I score against Manchester United,” Rooney was quoted by Mirror UK as saying.
“My time at Man United, I loved every minute of it.“But I am a Derby player now, and I want to win with Derby.
“For that 90 minutes or 120 minutes, obviously I want Manchester United to lose.
“Everyone will understand I want Derby to win this game – and after that, I will go back to being a fan and wanting them to win again.”
The kick-off time for the game is 8:45 pm, Nigerian time.