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Real Madrid fullback Arbeloa confident silencing Man Utd star Rooney

Real Madrid fullback Alvaro Arbeloa is confident keeping Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney quiet for their Champions League showdown.

The former Liverpool defender is delighted with the last-16 draw in the Champions League.

He told The Sun: "During my stay on Merseyside I played against Rooney and I wasn't always at my best.

"He will be very important for United and I am determined not to allow him to perform well.

"There is extra incentive for me because I have so many friends from my Liverpool days and they would love to see United knocked out of Europe."

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