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Rooney out to follow Beckham lead
Published : 11 Mar 2010 08:59:19
Wayne Rooney is aiming to become as huge an Old Trafford icon as David Beckham. And four Champions League goals against AC Milan in two matches can only help his cause. Beckham received a warm, generous tribute from 74,595 United fans before the match and an even more raucous farewell when he made a long solo exit at the end of the match. But the night really belonged again to two-goal Rooney. "David has been a great servant to this club and all the United players were delighted he got a great reception," said Rooney. "I hope I can become as well respected and thought of at this club as David Beckham. I have plenty of years ahead of me and if I get half of the plaudits he has been getting then I will be delighted." Rooney reached the 30-goal landmark with his double against the Italians but he wants more. Rooney delight "I am delighted to have reached 30 goals and hopefully I can now get even more. "These goals are behind me now I am just looking forward to the next games and hoping to do my best in them," he added. "I am enjoying the best form of my life and really enjoying myself. "Every game will be difficult so we are not bothered who we get in the next round. "This was a great win for us. Milan are a great team with a great history so to beat them in both legs the team will take a lot of confidence from it. "It wasn't easy tonight. The first goal was vital. That is what we set out to do. In doing that it gave us great confidence and shattered theirs. "We are building up a nice head of steam and looking forward to the draw next week." Is Rooney now the best player in the world? Have your say.