Richards makes Rooney promise

Rooney scored a glorious winner for Manchester United the last time the teams met in the derby.

Richards is fully aware of the threat Rooney poses, and jokingly told the Manchester Evening News: "We'll have to keep our eye on him - we won't let him do that again.

"If he tries one of those overhead kicks again then maybe I'll have to give him a little elbow this time."

It is 35 years since City lifted a major trophy and Richards feels they are better equipped than ever to end that drought.

He added: "We`ve got a good squad now, we've got players coming back and we feel we can do something this year."

Source: PA

Source: PA