Mengi repaying Rooney's faith
Teden Mengi tell us what life is like under Wayne Rooney, during his loan at Derby County...
Congratulations on the new contract, does it feel nature having been here for so long extending your stay? No, I think a contract is a big thing for me and my family and I’m obviously really happy with how far I’ve got with United. So it’s a big thing for us but, obviously, there is still a long way to go. I think I’ve said that to you before. It’s time to kick on and get my head down. Does it help that you’re not on your own and have so many peers around you that you’ve grown up with? Yeah but, to be fair, obviously when you start at a young age, you have so many people around you that are your age. Then, the older you get, the less people you have and I think, from the start, there are only two or three people left now. It’s good to see us all developing together and going through the ranks together. It’s good. The here and now is Derby and your mind will be fully focused on them. It was some comeback in midweek against Brentford when you came on at half-time to help force a 2-2 draw… I’m really enjoying it at Derby. It’s to be in a different environment with a great bunch of lads and a great manager in Wayne Rooney, who is a legend of this club. I think the connection comes there between me and him and he’s shown faith in me. He gave me a chance and I think I took it well. It’s good to be playing regularly in the Championship, at a tough level. I think I’m coping well and I’m really happy with it.