Dante, 30, has been a star performer for Bayern ever since his 2012 switch from Bundesliga rivals Borussia Monchengladbach, and his impressive displays reportedly attracted the interest of Manchester United in January - the team that the Brazilian will face on Wednesday evening.
Bayern and United once again lock horns in the second leg of their Champions League quarter final game, and with the score finely poised at 1-1 after the first leg, Dante is looking forward to taking part in the tie having sat out the first leg through suspension.
"I watched the first game on TV (and) I am looking forward to the game. We have to be very concentrated to win the game," he said.
United have endured a difficult season since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson last summer, and with the Red Devils languishing in seventh place in the Premier League table, few expected them to even challenge Bayern in this two-legged affair, but Dante believes Rooney is the man that could end Bayern's hopes of becoming the first team to successfully retain the Champions League.
"Once I played against Rooney in the national team. He is a world-class striker; he has everything a striker needs. We have to try to control him as well as possible," said Dante.
As aforementioned, Bayern clinched the trophy last year after seeing off fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the final, and Dante is hoping for the same again ahead of a big summer, where the centre back is expected to be a part of Luiz Felipe Scolari's Brazil squad for their home World Cup campaign this summer.
"My great goal is to qualify with Bayern for the semis (of the Champions League) and the final. After that I want to go to the World Cup and win it in Brazil."