Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Rooney Drought To End?

Rooney Drought To End?

Wayne Rooney has gone 12 games since his last goal, and Wigan skipper Arjan de Zeeuw insists he will not suffer sleepless nights this week worrying about how to stop him.

The veteran Dutchman knows the key to who picks up the League Cup could depend on how they keep Rooney quiet.

De Zeeuw: 'Wayne Rooney is the biggest talent in England at the moment. He is very aggressive, always wants to run at you with the ball and scores goals with ease.

'He has magnificent natural talent and ability and it would certainly help us if he didn't have a good day on Sunday that's for sure.

'But big players do tend to play well on big occasions - and Wayne Rooney is definitely a big player.

'I am not going to lose any sleep over how good he is though, or how good Manchester United are. We have to look at ourselves and concentrate on the way we play and how we approach the game.

'It is hard for us to man-mark him because all that does is bring their other top quality players into the game even more.

'He can be stopped another way. You just need a bit of luck and to accept you cannot do it on your own, you need the whole team to work from front to back.

'We were a bit too open at Old Trafford and hopefully we have learned our lessons from that.

'For spells they let us play and we were well in the game. But as soon as we lost the ball they counter-attacked and killed it off.

'Manchester United might not have done as well as people expected them to this year but they still have some decent players and don't have too many weaknesses.

'This isn't their last chance of silverware but if you look at the Premiership table it is clearly their best chance.

'You could argue there is pressure on us because this game also represents our best chance of getting into Europe but most of it is on United.

'They are the ones who are expected to win a trophy every season, although I guess pressure is something they are used to because they play with it every week.'






Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Cantona
Date:Tuesday February 21 2006
Time: 10:05PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

United Interested in Real Defender

At times this season, the Manchester United defence has resembled a youth crèche.

Mourinho WILL NOT Wait a Year

It looks like it could be a case of now or never!

The Manchester Utd Injury Table Updated

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Manchester United and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Ibrahimovic Deal Further Away Than Ever!

Perhaps as good as dead!

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Norwich City v Manchester United?
Suggested By: Red Boy
Norwich to Win!16%
United to Win!61%
A Draw!23%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 36 19 13 4 70 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Chelsea 35 12 12 11 48 7
10 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:45PM : Norwich City (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 10 2016 7:45PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 21 2016 5:30PM : Crystal Palace (a)
FA Cup

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Cathal P Forde1