This time a year ago, it appeared that Wayne Rooney had burned his bridges at Manchester United, with the striker linked with a switch to Manchester City.
However, Sir Alex Ferguson smoothed things over with the player and the England forward is now in the form of his life, with Bulgaria the latest team to try and stop the 25-year-old from scoring.
Rooney is looking forward to Friday night’s match in Sofia and expects this Euro 2012 qualifier to be a tough game despite the fact that England beat Bulgaria in the reverse fixture eleven months ago.
“I think it’ll be a really tough game, Bulgaria away,” Rooney said. “I’m sure it’ll be a good atmosphere and a difficult game to come away with three points from. Wales are a good team but I’d like to think we’ve got enough to beat them at home. So hopefully we can come away from those two games with six points.”
Rooney also revealed that he had avoided teasing international team-mate Theo Walcott about Sunday’s result when United ran riot by beating Arsenal 8-2. “We’re here to concentrate on England,” Rooney said. “We want Theo at his best so don’t really want him to remember that result.”