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Rooney says ‘Everton fans want us to do 19’

It’s come down to a simple equation. Fifteen points left to play for from which Manchester United need to get ten to ensure the Premier League trophy returning to Old Trafford for the fourth time in the last five seasons – and clinch a record 19 titles in the process. Liverpool born striker Wayne Rooney is desperate for United to complete the job confessing to United Review recently that “winning a record title and overtaking Liverpool would mean so much to us players as well as the fans. I know all the Everton fans want us to do it and that’s our aim”

Do you think the FA Cup win over Arsenal gave you a psychological advantage in the title race? – I think so. We had a couple of disappointments with the Chelsea and Liverpool results and we knew that beating Arsenal would give us that edge to push for the title. You can’t wait for the games to come at this stage of the season. I think we have got a great chance of going all the way this year.

We’ve done well at home this season and made Old Trafford into  a fortress – Yes, our form has been good. We’re always expected to win at home, but we always believe we can win no matter who we play. I’ve been a player in the away dressing room and I know the fear you feel before the game when you’re not really expected to get anything from it. So we’ve got that psychological advantage even before the game starts, but we know we’re good enough to beat anyone here.

What’s your assessment of Javier Hernandez’s first season as a Red? – He’s just taken it all in his stride. He’s a lovely lad, who’s always smiling around the dressing room, and on the pitch he’s been brilliant. You can see he’s got a natural eye for goal but what’s surprised a lot of us is how good he is in the air. He spends ages practising after training.

And in the fit-again Antonio Valencia you have someone who is going to provide all the forwards with great service from the wing – I was probably the happiest person in the team to see him back! And he looks like he’s never been away. Having Nani on one wing and Antonio on the other is fantastic because they each bring something different. Nani has created a lot of goals but he’s more about dribbling and getting shots off whereas Antonio is more focused on getting down the line and whipping the ball in. It’s a good mixture for us to have.

When you get to this stage of the season do you feel nerves or do you savour the challenges? – You just look forward to every game at this stage and you have to enjoy it, especially when you’re in the running for a couple of trophies. It’s exciting for the fans and it’s exciting for the players as well knowing that you’re just a few weeks away from possibly winning a major trophy or two.

Is the target of a record 19th title something that plays on the fans’ minds more than those of the players? – No, it’s definitely something I’ve been thinking about a lot. I’m obviously from Liverpool and grew up as an Everton fan, so to be part of the team that wins a record title and overtakes Liverpool would mean so much to us players as well as the fans. I know all the Everton fans want us to do it and that’s our aim.

So here’s the chance to give your Merseyside friends what they crave Wayne. Ensuring all three points are taken off your old club on Saturday will go a long way towards it.

Are 10 points out of the last 15 a reasonable target for United?

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  1. God says:

    I hope the fat git breaks his leg

  2. alex says:

    fuck u and fuck everton and manshit utd!!!

  3. david says:

    Rooney is still a scouser who signed for utd even if he was everton

  4. Frank Scicluna says:

    Truly Reds has recently had a comment suggesting that comments like the ones above should not be allowed to appear. OK, I admit to being wrong before and likely to be wrong again in the future but I have to ask. Why should imbeciles like these not be shown up for what they are so that everyone can see what sort of idiots football has to put up with?

  5. John Martin says:

    I am an Everton fan Rooney, a true Everton fan that would play for them for nothing and wouldn’t just leave as soon as someone flashes a few more quid in my face than the ridiculous amounts I would have got at Everton. If there wasn’t a club called Everton, 99.9% of scousers would support Liverpool. I for one would rather Liverpool had a better record than Man U. How the hell would you know Rooney about Everton fans and why are you even bothered. Your a Manc now so keep your stupid comments about your own team and leave us out of it.

  6. Frank Scicluna says:

    Cannot completely agree with you John Martin but at least you have put forward a sensible comment UNLIKE the other idiotic ones.

  7. Dan says:

    What’s that John – 99.9% of Everton fans would support Liverpool. I rather think not.

  8. RedScot says:

    TRUE, iDOTIC…. Comment comining, we need 9 points a great win on Saturday morning, thats our fixture to win?
    Tongue in cheek naturally

  9. Frank Scicluna says:

    Fair go Dan. John made the valid point that “If there wasn’t a club called Everton, 99.9% of Scousers would support Liverpool” Is that unreasonable? Do you have any doubt that “If there wasn’t a club called Liverpool, 99.9% of Scousers would support Everton”. And if there wasn’t a club called Manchester United 99.9% of Mancs would support City – and vice versa?

  10. Frank Scicluna says:

    9 points will go mighty close mate but don’t ignore the small possibility of goal difference playing a part. 10 points will ensure it and that’s what I want to be certain of.

  11. h d lfc fan says:

    fuck off u JEPO rooney,go ask ur manger 4 more mony u got 2many bill 2 pay u stil have not payed to the old weman u had it las time + another 2 more girls and many more on the way

  12. Blue says:

    Rooney shows great disrespect to Everton fans with this comment. Real Everton fans are concerned with Everton and do not give a monkeys what Man U do or dont do. Did Rooney think we are supporting him? He is clearly living in ‘Rooney Land’.

  13. Frank Scicluna says:

    It’s cretins like h d lfc fan who gives football a bad name

  14. Dan says:

    Frank,

    He may be right but it’s easy to be turned off by the LiverpoolFootballClub brand. By way of an example – just this very morning – KingKenny (copyright 1978) was whinging about needing an influx of players in the summer. With regard to Wayne’s latest outburst we Evertonians probably do want you to get to 19 in order to shut them up (and there’s not much chance of them matching that in the short-term). I think it will be an interesting game and if Utd aren’t at the top of their game it might be close. I’ll go for 2-1 United – but I’ll be sat firmly on my backside in the Stretford End (with my United mate) if the result is anything other than a home win!!

  15. Manu92 says:

    First of all, this is a man united blog…so we will write thing in regard to man united…abusing and talking shit just for the sake of fun makes a person look like a maniac..so please…in future if people wants to post some comments over here(whether they are man united fans or not), just write things which make sense

    On the topic, well i thought Liverpool will lost to arsenal last weekend, so as to boost arsenal’s chances of putting pressure on united, but then we saw them working hard and eventually getting an equalizer in the 102nd minute..so now it is everton’s chance…it will be interesting to see what happens, because everton can pose danger as they are a dangerous team…and hope sir alex plays fabio instead of o shea because baines will definately cause a lot of problems for our right midfield(like he did against us in that 3-3 draw at the goodison)…and i think oshea will not be able to match baine’s pace…we have a great home record…we have won 15 of our 16 home games…we could have won 16 of our 16 home games in the league this season had we not been unlucky against west brom…as for rooney thing…i think he’ll score…he’s on fire…and with the right mindset we can win this one…GO MANCHESTER UNITED!

  16. bobthepole says:

    Don’t care about rooney,man u or liverpool.Every time i watch the blue boys i want them to win and take the 3 points.Don’t care about the implications of a win,loss or draw regarding the title race because if everton are not involved then i don’t care.End of.Rooney is so off the mark thinking he knows what our fans want.You’ve cut you’re ties lad,lets keep it that way

  17. Bluenosetoe says:

    Firstly I accept and respect that this is a United website – that said I feel I have the right to contribute as Rooney has brought Evertonians into this debate. Rooney is a fine footballer – no doubt. Otherwise he is hated on Merseyside – as he would no doubt have been in Manchester had he have left earlier this season. He is a thick uncouth greedy little shit who has no right to or substance to convey his views that ‘all evertonians want United to win a 19th title’. Frankly it would be like shoosing to be shot or hung – so leave us (everton) out of it until we have added another 10 titles to our 9. Enjoy the game.

  18. Andy says:

    Dont 99.9% of scousers support Everton anyway?

    But no I do want United to win the league, anything to piss off the Liverpool fans is nice, just hope you lot collect the points needed AFTER saturday!

    COYB

  19. andy says:

    Would like nothing more than to see Sir Alex, our Wayne and there Michael (Owen) pick the 19th up.

    The majority of us actually live in Liverpool with them, although most of them wouldn’t know where Analfield was if they where dropped outside the Karachi Kop.

    What was it Sir Alex said, “knock them off there fu((ing perch.

    I can’t wait.

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