May 11, 2021 Latest Football News

Champions League Group B: CSKA Moscow vs Manchester United

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney will focus on Champions League fixture as derby against City and his 30th birthday approaches.

Wayne Rooney scored his first Premier League away goal in 11 months at Everton.

The forward netted a hat-trick in the 4-0 win over Club Brugge in the Champions League qualifying play-off tie in August, but is still waiting for his first group-stage goal.

Rooney was on the losing side against Russia in Moscow in 2007 with England, but a year later won the Champions League in the city when United beat Chelsea on penalties.

“I’ve had mixed emotions in Moscow. I lost here with England and had possibly the greatest moment in my club career,” he said.

“That was a special night for Manchester United, a night which myself and the fans will never forget.

“Having had a taste of winning this trophy, it gives you desire and a determination to try and do it again.”

Michael Carrick is the only other remaining United player who featured in the 2008 final.

Rooney added: “It’s a different group of players, so hopefully myself and Michael Carrick can help, especially the younger players, and give them the experience we gained.”

“CSKA is a big game for us because it’s a tight group, we are all on three points and we want three points and it’s a game we have to win.

We have prepared well with a good win at Everton [on Saturday] and training has gone well over the last couple of days.

We will look forward to the game on Sunday. I am sure it will be a good game to watch, and I hope we can get the three points.”

While United head to Russia, City are preparing to play Sevilla at the Etihad Stadium, and Louis van Gaal believes this gives Manuel Pellegrini’s side an advantage for the derby.

“Manchester City has a benefit because they are playing at home and that is a difference,” he said.

“You have the benefit of the recuperation. So they have more rest. There is nothing you can do. We do a lot of things to try and help.

We have cold baths, we have warm baths, less training sessions and practice so the freshness is good enough to beat City. But first we have to beat Moscow.”

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