to make sure we are ready for the big games towards the end of the season."
Spurs have a poor record at Old Trafford but Andres Villas-Boas will be looking forward to pitting his wits against Sir Alex this weekend.
"We always seem to do well against Tottenham," added Rooney. "Hopefully that will continue. Tottenham are a good team with great players. We know it will be tough and we will need to be at our best to beat them. The most important thing is the result. We would like to play a little bit better and not concede as many goals as we have early in the season. It is something we have been working on. Hopefully it will happen for us."
"There are options but there are a lot of games throughout the season. It is great for the squad that we have players with real quality. It means we can get a rest here and there to make sure we are ready for the big games towards the end of the season."
- Wayne Rooney