The Red Devils legend was pivotal in Derby’s 4-2 win over Northampton on Tuesday evening, scoring a late penalty to seal his facet’s progress into the subsequent spherical.
That victory means Rooney has been set a date with future, when United journey to Pride Park in March.
Derby County supervisor Philip Cocu stated: ‘I’m certain he will be prepared. He’s [Rooney] going to face the membership the place he had a beautiful profession so in fact it’s particular.’
34-year-old Rooney excelled within the Rams’ midfield since his transfer from DC United, deployed in a deep midfield place, managing to attain 3 times in eight appearances in all competitions.
Some eyebrows had been raised when Cocu selected Rooney as Derby County captain, however given his performances the ex-England man has absolutely repaid his managers religion in him.
Cocu added: ‘He comes again from the States, joins us and now performs his outdated membership the place he had a fantastic profession.
‘It will be a beautiful game not just for Wayne, but everyone at the club. It’s a fantastic recreation to stay up for and we will additionally attempt to win it. Nothing is not possible in soccer. If you play them six occasions you lose 5 occasions however possibly one time you possibly can win – we’ve got to make it possible for time is in March.’
Rooney scored a document 253 targets in 559 appearances for United, sealing his place within the Old Trafford corridor of fame.