Wayne Rooney ready for important clash against Derby County

by Sam Peoples

Wayne Rooney is looking forward to Manchester United’s clash against Derby County on Friday night.

Off the back of a dismal, demoralising 1-0 defeat at the hands of Southampton, Man United players will want to beat Derby and build some sort of momentum back at the club.

Yet, fans’ morale is at a season low following the terrible loss last weekend and just how much it shows that we are not progressing anywhere at the moment.


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For Rooney himself, the Southampton game put an end to his goalscoring run of form but is clearly looking to re-kindle that fire against Derby County, and my how Louis van Gaal needs it.

The Dutchman has his back to the wall with nowhere to turn. The pressure and scrutiny on his job this week has been immense but he is still in his job, somehow. Yet, a loss against Derby will surely turn even the staunchest of van Gaal advocates against him in the quick realisation that he really isn’t progressing us towards anything at the moment.

Will we win on Friday night? Your guess is as good as mine but with the club doing well in the Championship, they are currently fifth, it will not be a pushover game by any stretch of the imagination.

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