FOOTBALL NEWS

31/10/2008 17:24, Report by Jamie Renton

Rooney here for the long run

Wayne Rooney has reiterated his desire to have a lengthy career at United.

In an exclusive interview with MUTV, Rooney says he could even emulate Ryan Giggs, the Reds' longest-serving player, having topped 200 appearances at the age of 23.

“I want to stay at this club for as long as I’m wanted here," said Wayne.

“I want to keep playing and keep scoring goals. Who knows, when I’m Giggsy’s age, if I’m anywhere near his record and achievements, I’ll be very pleased.”

The next milestone on Rooney's radar is his 100th goal in club football but he is not dwelling on records just yet.

“It would be nice, but it is not the most important thing," he said. “When I’ve finished my career I’ll look back, but I am still young and I just want to keep scoring as many as I can.”

In the same MUTV interview, Rooney praises Dimitar Berbatov following a tremendous bit of skill to set up Cristiano Ronaldo’s second goal against West Ham.

“I was warming up on the touchline at the time and I had a good view of it. It was a great bit of skill and there are only certain players that can do that.

“He does similar things in training; some of his touches are fantastic. He has started to settle in really well now.”

You can see Rooney's interview in Countdown to Kick-off on MUTV at 18:30, 21:00 or 23:00 Friday or 08:00 Saturday.

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