Wayne Rooney looking to get on the goal trail against Newcastle
Manchester United are four points clear at the top of the Premier League and entertain Newcastle United this afternoon, having won seven of their eight matches at Old Trafford this season.
December 26th, 2012
Sir Alex Ferguson will be toying with the idea of giving his best players a rest although it appears that Wayne Rooney isn’t one of them, with the striker chomping at the bit to get among the goals against the Magpies.
Rooney was unhappy with his performance at Swansea on Sunday and has vowed he will be firing on all cylinders for the Boxing Day clash as United look to stretch ahead at the top of the Premier League.
Rooney said: “I could feel it (was not going to be my day) on the pitch. Some days you have an off day I could feel that and I couldn’t complain at being substituted.
“I think the thing about football, and especially over the Christmas period, is that you have games and this game has gone for me and it is certainly not one I will remember, but I will relish the next one.
“The position we are in at the minute, it is a great opportunity to make that gap at the top of the table even bigger.
“We are still in a good position with two home games coming up,” Rooney added. “We need to make sure we take maximum points from them. We know it’s early days and there is a long way to go, but we are in a healthy position at the moment so we need to try and keep on.”