Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney says the Old Trafford crowd can be the difference tonight against Real Madrid.

Rooney is calling upon the crowd to roar the Reds on to a famous victory.

"The fans are great," he told MUTV. "Especially for the Champions League games. The night games always seem to be a bit more special and I think the crowd always sense when it's a big match and when the players might need the crowd more than in other games.

"The crowd always play their part and, with the atmosphere, it's fantastic to play in so it is a special night."