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Rooney eyes quadruple for ´stronger´ Man Utd

Wayne Rooney believes Manchester United have a stronger squad than last year as they try to win the first part of a quadruple haul of trophies on Sunday.

United face Tottenham in the League Cup final at Wembley before they attempt to retain their Premier League and Champions League titles and win the FA Cup.

Rooney told Saturday’s Sun newspaper: “I hope the quadruple is possible. We have a great chance in the Carling (League) Cup, we’re in a good position in the league, the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and have a good chance of reaching the same stage in the Champions League.

“It will be hard work to win them all but we are positive and that’s what we’re aiming to do.

“We are stronger than last season when we won the double.

“And winning the Champions League has given us an added confidence and belief which has brought us on.”

Rooney, 23, said that lifting the League Cup — the least important of England’s cup competitions — at Wembley stadium was something he had dreamed of since childhood.

“I still remember going to the old Wembley as a kid to watch Everton beat United in the FA Cup final,” he said.

“It was an amazing occasion and something that has always stuck in my mind. To play in a major final is still a dream come true for me.

“The Carling Cup was the first trophy I won with United, in Cardiff, and something I want to win again badly.

“The fact it is at such an amazing place like Wembley now obviously makes it more special.”

United boss Alex Ferguson has vowed to field inexperienced starlets Danny Welbeck, Darron Gibson and Jonny Evans on Sunday.

Sat 28 February, 2009
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