Man Utd ace Rooney: Facing Liverpool makes me sick
13 October 2011
Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has been recalling his first trip to Liverpool's Anfield - as an Everton mascot!
Rooney grew up a true blue fan of Liverpool's big rivals Everton and remembers the heat of some memorable Mersey derbies when he was a kid.
Particularly the one in November 1996 when he was Everton mascot, leading the team out before a rare 2-1 Anfield win.
Rooney said: "We didn't win many.
"I was mascot at Anfield and that was a great feeling.
"I used to love the games but I used to feel sick before them because I was so nervous, it was a horrible feeling.
"If you lost it was dreadful having to go back to school and face your mates who were Liverpool fans."