Rooney looking forward to Liverpool FA Cup test

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has took to Twitter to show his excitement ahead of the FA Cup fourth round tie with Liverpool, The Lancashire Evening Post reports.

United’s reward for beating local rivals Manchester City 3-2 is a trip to Anfield in the fourth round to take on bitter rivals Liverpool. Both sides are embroiled in controversy over Luis Suarez’s racial abuse to Patrice Evra in the earlier league meeting and the game is expected to be fiery and emotion filled. The game will be played on either January 28th or 29th and sees the two sides meet in the competition at Anfield for the first time since 2006, when Liverpool won 1-0.

Rooney said: ‘What a draw for next round – another big game. Can’t wait for it already’. The United striker’s sentiments were backed by former Liverpool player Michael Owen, who said: ‘And people talk about United always getting lucky cup draws. Couldn’t get much tougher. What a game to look forward to’.

England international Rooney also used the social networking site to clear the air over claims he asked referee Chris Foy to send off City captain Vincent Kompany. The Belgian defender was shown a straight red card for a controversial two footed tackle on Nani and Rooney is seen remonstrating with Foy after the tackle was made. The United man said: ‘Funny how people think I got Kompany sent off. I’m not ref, I didn’t give a red card. But it was a clear red card 2 footed tackle’.

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