Ancelotti won't change to combat Rooney

12 April 2011 09:00
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has no special plans to combat Wayne Rooney for Tuesday's crunch Champions League clash with Manchester United. It is widely thought Ancelotti's job could be under threat if his team fail to overturn the 1-0 lead Rooney gave United in the first leg of their quarter-final tie last week. Regardless of that, Chelsea's season certainly hinges on the outcome of the Old Trafford encounter as their hopes of retaining their Barclays Premier League title now seem distant. Rooney, fired up in response to a blaze of negative publicity, proved the difference between the sides at Stamford Bridge and Ancelotti is wary of his threat. The Italian said: "I think that, obviously, Rooney is the most dangerous player in the squad. We have to pay attention to his position and his performance. We have to do better than we did in the last game. "But we don't change our shape, our mentality, our philosophy to control Rooney. We want to play our football at the best level we can."

Source: PA