Wayne Rooney prepared for Burnley clash

Wayne Rooney

The Manchester United captain has praised Burnley and their star man Danny Ings.

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has told the club’s official site he is prepared for Burnley’s fighting spirit.

The midfielder is expecting a tough test from Sean Dyche’s team, who are currently fighting against relegation from the Premier League in their first season back.

Rooney admits he has kept a keen eye on Burnley since they held United to a 0-0 draw at Turf Moor back in August, saying he is impressed by the Clarets’ rugged determination and attitude, despite their lowly position in the top-flight table.

"It is tough to come up from the Championship and retain your place in the Premier League,” said Rooney.

“They have played with the same group that brought them up really, so they have done really well. They are a hard team to play against, they work really hard and they make it difficult for you to beat them. It will be a tough game.”

The England captatin was also full of praise for fellow Englishman Danny Ings, who has so far impressed in his first season in England’s top division.

Ings has eight goals and four assists in 21 Premier League games this season, and with his contract set to expire in the summer he has been highly coveted by several clubs, with Liverpool reportedly looking to secure a pre-contract agreement for him, according to the Daily Mail. 

Rooney showed admiration for his performances so far, admitting he has been equally impressed with his showings for the England Under-21s.

"Danny Ings is doing fantastically,” added Rooney.

“He is scoring quite a few goals and his movement is really good. I have seen him quite a few times for England Under-21s as well and he is doing well there. It will be good for him if he continues to score goals – just not against us."

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