Wayne Rooney Determined to Make Amends to Man United Team

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney is banned from Saturday's FA Cup semi-final clash with rivals Manchester City. He is determined to guide his team to the Champions League final in London on May 28 to make amends to his team for missing the match.

Rooney was suspended from the Manchester derby for swearing into a TV camera during his hat-trick celebrations at West Ham earlier this month.

'It was a great performance by the boys and I thought over the two legs we deserved the victory.

'I was happy with my own performance, delighted we got through, and I feel we've got a good chance of progressing to the final now.

'I'm delighted with my form. As everyone clearly knows, it's been a tough season for me but from the turn of the year I've been really pleased with my form.

'I've started to score goals again. I'm playing a different position now and I'm really enjoying it. I'm getting on the ball, getting involved, and I feel I can dictate the game from the position I'm playing. I'm really pleased with my form.'

Rooney commented on the two match ban.

'I didn't realise what I'd done. It was just emotions, it was a release, if you like, of scoring the three goals to get us back in the game.

'As soon as I realised after the game I apologised as soon as I could. Of course it was wrong of me to do, but I accept my punishment and you just have to move on. 'Hopefully the boys can pull through for me on Saturday and hopefully get to that FA Cup final.'

Rooney praised United superstar, Ryan Giggs, who set up both the goals for Javier Hernandez and Ji-sung Park.

Rooney said, 'What he has done at Man United, what he does for the younger players at the club is absolutely fantastic. For me, he's a genius and don't think it will be long before we call him Sir Ryan.

'Over the course of the season the manager has put a lot of the younger players in and it has worked. The likes of Chris Smalling, Javier Hernandez and Darron Gibson have done great and we've managed to get the results we needed. The future looks good for us. We're definitely on the up.'

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