Jamie O’Hara has urged Wayne Rooney not to celebrate if he scores against former club Manchester United on Thursday evening.
Derby host United in the fifth round of the FA Cup and the 34-year-old has his eyes firmly set on a place in the quarter-finals.
Rooney joined Derby in January after leaving MLS side DC United where he scored 25 goals in 52 appearances.
By sheer luck the Rams drew United in the FA Cup and now Rooney will once again face the club he is the leading all-time goalscorer of.
And asked if he would celebrate against United, Rooney didn't hesitate with his answer.
“Of course, I’m a Derby County player," he told talkSPORT .
“I know this game means a lot to the fans, to the players, to the staff here, and of course I’ll celebrate.”
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But O'Hara thinks Rooney celebrating could be a bad move.
“I think it’s fair enough him saying he wants Derby to win, but I don’t think he should celebrate if he scores,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.
“For Rooney, he’s a legend at Manchester United. He’s scored a lot of goals for them and given them some fantastic memories.
“So I think it’s just a respect thing there.”
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