Wayne Rooney gave ‘dressing room battle cry’ before derby win 

Injured Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney gave his teammates a pre-derby rev-up ahead of victory at Manchester City.

MEN says Rooney was brought into the away dressing room at the Etihad Stadium, even though players excluded from the matchday squad are usually not permitted to enter until after games by Louis van Gaal.

In the sanctuary of the dressing room, Rooney is believed to have given a speech to United’s players ahead of the 1-0 win – a tactic which worked wonders, given how well United performed just 10 days on from their surrender at Liverpool.

The skipper hopes to be fit for United after Easter.

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