Rooney says Monday night's quarter-final against Arsenal is "massive" - and it is so especially for the 29-year-old who has twice been on the losing side in the final.
He said: "We have an FA Cup quarter-final against Arsenal on Monday and that is massive for us.
"We haven't been to a final for a few years, we want to try to win that game and we are looking forward to that.
"Of course, I think it is a massive trophy. It is a trophy that, growing up as a youngster, I used to love watching and I was fortunate enough to see Everton lift the FA Cup in 1995 when I was nine years old. It is something which I would love to do and hopefully it can be this year."