Manchester United are certain to face Derby County in the fifth round of the FA Cup this season. That means, there will be a special reunion for the Premier League giants with their legend, Wayne Rooney, who is now costumed in Derby County.
As is known, Derby County managed to advance to the fifth round of the FA Cup this season thanks to the victory over Northampton. Based on the results of the drawing, they were drawn against Manchester United in that round.
Philip Cocu as manager of Derby County said he was happy with the drawing. According to him, the match against Manchester United would mean very special, especially for the main star, Wayne Rooney.
For information, Rooney has officially become a Derby County player since January. The British legend joins from DC United and serves as a player and coach at the Championship division club.
Well, in a repeat match between Derby County against Northampton, Rooney helped his team win 4-2 and qualify for the fifth round. In this round, Derby County will face Manchester United.
“Yes, this is a special match. Of course this match is a special match for Rooney. He will face the club, where he has a very extraordinary career there, “Cocu was quoted as saying by Goal International.
Rooney did spend most of his career and success in football with Manchester United. Joined from Everton since 2004, and only moved in 2017.
Despite having lots of good memories with Manchester United, Cocu believes Rooney will continue to perform optimally in the match later. Moreover, the player’s current condition is very prime for the match later.
“He has just returned from the United States, and he will face a former club who grew up in his career. We do have to wait for about a month, but I’m sure he will be ready for the match. “He continued.
Meanwhile, the FA Cup fifth round match between Manchester United and Derby County will take place on 6 March 2020. Pride Park which is the headquarters of Derby County will be a silent witness of the reunion between Rooney and Manchester United.