Sunday 25 June 2017

Rooney on . . .

His goal drought: "I want to score in every game. I've done well since I came back (from injury) and I know I will score goals again -- I've no worries about that."

His best feeling in football: "Winning my first title medal. Growing up, watching the Premier League as far back as I can remember, feeling the trophy and having the medal around my neck was an unbelievable feeling."

Being dropped by Fergie: "If you're not playing, he will probably pull you to one side or speak to you in the pre-match hotel. You try not to make eye contact with him on the morning of the match, especially if he is walking up to you. I try to get away from him!"

Duncan Ferguson: "I was lucky enough to play with him at Everton. He was probably the one I wanted to go and watch all the time. I remember when he was sent to jail because I used to write to him. I got home from school once and there was letter waiting for me, from Duncan."

Dressing-room jokers: "Patrice (Evra) always likes to wind people up and Bebe, although his English isn't great, tries to take the mickey too. This club is so good for foreign players to come because the atmosphere in the dressing-room is brilliant."

Pre-match prayers and Susan Boyle: "I always go into the physio room after the warm-up and pray. That's about it really. I'm quite relaxed and I listen to a bit of music on my iPod, and yes, a bit of Susan Boyle. Her voice is amazing -- it relaxes me before a game. I get a massage while listening to it. It's not always Susan Boyle. I just need something relaxing before I go out and do my warm-up."

Irish Independent

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