FA Cup: Ighalo warns Man Utd about Rooney

FA Cup: Ighalo warns Man Utd about Rooney

Derby, managed by former Dutch global midfielder Phillip Cocu, are 13th in the second-tier Championship and while Rooney knows the Rams are underdogs, he believes they can surprise his old club.

The 34-year-old signed for Phillip Cocu's men in January and has scored four times in 12 appearances for the Rams, with bet365 going 21/10 (3.10) that he adds to that tally against his former club on Thursday. We can look at his movements, his passes, his dare to take risks, his finishes and his scoring goals.

"He's a threat - in and around the box, set-plays - and of course in this game Wayne will show what he can do and he wants to prove that there's still fight in an old dog". Don't give him any space, in and around the box or in midfield.

Solskjaer praised former team-mate Rooney's personality as well as his on-field performance, revealing that he was the favourite player of his son Noah.

"Wayne Rooney is always an idol, like many players at Man United", Ighalo told Man United's official website.

LONDON, March 5 ― Wayne Rooney has urged Manchester United fans to be patient, saying it could take "two or three years" before they return to the top of the game.

Wayne Rooney scored 253 goals for Manchester United including this overhead kick against Manchester City in 2011
Wayne Rooney scored 253 goals for Manchester United including this overhead kick against Manchester City in 2011

"Everyone appreciates what he did for us".

Rooney enjoyed great success at Old Trafford, where he became the club's all-time leading goalscorer while winning five Premier League titles and the Champions League among other silverware.

Paul Pogba is set to miss Manchester United's game against Manchester City on Sunday, live on Sky Sports, says Solskjaer.

Ighalo boasts useful Premier League experience from a previous spell in England at Watford and is a proven performer at domestic and global level. "But if you are not utilized to taking part in these kind of games, it's improved that the notice goes to much more senior players and you just focus on your activity and your work in the crew".

Derby emerged victorious when the teams last met in a Carabao Cup third round match in 2018 on penalties after the game ended 2-2.

Obviously, a big of the decision over who stays and who goes rests with Solskjaer, who sees the players every day during training.

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