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Rooney eyes Chelsea party

19 Apr 2008 - 12:02:56

Wayne Rooney is hoping Manchester United can win the Premier League title at Chelsea next weekend.

The England striker will be part of the United side that takes on Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday evening looking to strengthen their grip on the title.

Victory over Blackburn would mean the Red Devils could secure the league title against Chelsea next weekend and Rooney would love to be crowned a champion at Stamford Bridge.

"If it was possible to win it at Blackburn, we'd take that but if we can win at Chelsea it would be great for everyone at the club, especially the fans," he told the Daily Express.

"Another benefit would be that we could then rest a few players in the last two games if we have got through to the final of the Champions League."

United take on Barcelona in the last four of the Champions League and Rooney has admitted he can't wait to go head-to-head with some of the world's leading players.

He added: "Barcelona are one of the best teams in the world and I'm sure it will be a fantastic game between two entertaining teams.

"It is going to be one of the best semi-finals you could see, with some great attacking football.

"They have so many unbelievable players - (Thierry) Henry, Ronaldinho, (Lionel) Messi, Xavi, (Samuel) Eto'o - the list goes on.

"Messi's my favourite - for his age and the way he plays, he is brilliant."

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