FOOTBALL NEWS

Rooney eyes Norwich

“It’s always a good atmosphere at Carrow Road and I’m sure Norwich will come out running and try to get in our faces, but we have to show our quality and hopefully that will win us the game.”

- Wayne Rooney

27/12/2013 09:00, Report by Mark Froggatt

Rooney ready for Norwich test

Wayne Rooney believes Norwich City will offer a different threat to that posed by Hull City and insists his Manchester United team-mates are more than up for the challenge. 

The Reds came from two goals down to record a dramatic 3-2 win at the KC Stadium on Boxing Day. Next on the festive fixture list is Saturday’s trip to Carrow Road and Rooney hopes to secure three more Premier League points.

“Hull play a different system here (at the KC Stadium) but we managed to get a hold of the game,” Wayne told MUTV. “Saturday’s match will be different to what we faced today and Norwich will be different as well. 

“It’s always a good atmosphere at Carrow Road and I’m sure they’ll come out running and trying to get in our faces, but we have to show our quality and hopefully that will win us the game.”

48 hours after a match, Rooney would normally be resting for United’s next match. However, at this time of year, the recuperation pool is swapped for the pitch and while this isn’t ideal, he is excited for another big game.

“Two days after a game we are normally in the pool and in the gym, recovering from the last game,” Wayne explained on Thursday. “Obviously it’s a bit different at this time of year. I still think that in England there should be a winter break, I think that would benefit everyone but we have to get on with it, we’re professionals and we’re looking forward to it - another big game.”

Asked if a winter break would rob fans of matches like Thursday’s, Rooney said: “It would but in terms of recharging your batteries and getting the team ready it would help. I also think it would benefit the international set-up too. Hopefully that will come in. I think it’s only a matter of time.”

More: The Match: Festive fightback

OFFICIAL PARTNERS

Premier League