Rooney: The Manchester derby is a massive game of pride.



Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney says Sunday's Manchester derby is "a massive game of pride" and he is determined to secure three points over the Premier League champions City - who sit in fourth position.

In recent fixtures between the Manchester big sides, United fans haven’t been able to celebrate often as they've suffered four successive defeats, but at the moment Louis van Gaal’s side have found form and the Dutch boss knows his best formation and best XI.

However, England captain Rooney, who is the top scorer in the Manchester derby with 11 goals, said the Red Devils "want to give United fans something to smile about when they go to work on Monday morning".

"I think it's a very important game for Manchester United and Manchester City... for the fans and, for me, it's a massive game of pride," Wayne said, as ManUtd.com reported.

"You play for Man United, you want to win these derby games.

"We want to give United fans something to smile about when they go to work on Monday morning, we want them to be the ones to be able to give out the banter to Manchester City fans at work."

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