Date: 5th August 2011 at 3:59am
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Wayne Rooney overhead kick

"Rooooney!!!"

City’s least favourite striker and goal of the season winner Wayne Rooney has wasted no time in letting Stockport’s finest know his intetnions for this Sunday’s Wembley encounter.

The SunĀ  notes:

Wayne Rooney is determined to start the ‘with a bang’ – by putting in their place in Sunday’s Community Shield shootout.

The striker insists the prospect of a fiercely-contested before the Premier League campaign gets underway has given pre-season training an extra edge.

Rooney explained: R;You couldn’t get better motivation to start the season with a bang.

“It’s a great way to start pre- season training, knowing at the end of the hard work, before the games begin, there’s a Manchester derby.

“Playing City in the Community Shield is the way to start.

“I hadn’t even thought about it until I turned on the telly the other night and someone was talking about potentially the best Community Shield ever.”

Rooney has a great record against City in recent derbies and was bitterly disappointed David Bernstein did his best to get him banned from the Cup semi final. Here’s hoping he’s up for puting our far less successful neighbours back in their place.

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