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Man Utd ace Rooney hoping to improve on last Bernabeu appearance

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney admits he has poor memories of Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu.

Rooney had to be hauled off for his own good by Sven Goran Eriksson in 2004 as he risked a first-half red card in a friendly against Spain which was marred by racist taunts at some of the visiting players.

"I've played at the Bernabeu once before for England against Spain, but it wasn't a good experience to be honest," Rooney said on his Facebook page.

"I got subbed just before half-time, and didn't really get many touches because Spain kept the ball really well.

"Hopefully this time it will go a lot better."

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