Head-to-Head

FA Cup Head-to-Head: Chris Martin (Derby County) vs Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
29th January 2016

Championship side Derby County kick-start this weekend’s tantalising FA Cup fourth-round action as the Rams welcome 11-time winners Manchester United to the iPro Stadium on Friday night (19:55).

Paul Clement’s side, who currently sit fifth in the second-tier of English football following back-to-back league defeats, will be hoping top goalscorer Chris Martin (9) is firing on all cylinders in order to achieve an FA Cup giant killing tonight.

Meanwhile under fire visiting boss Louis van Gaal, whose side also lie fifth but in the top-flight, will be urging England international Wayne Rooney to continue his hot streak in front of goal having netted five times in his last five appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils.

With both star strikers set to go head-to-head tonight, here is how Martin and Rooney match up so far this season…

Chris Martin
  • Club:
    Derby
fact file
  • Position:
    Forward
  • Height:
    1.78m
  • Birth Date:
    November 4, 1988
  • Birth Place:
    Beccles, England
  • Clubs:
    Norwich City, Luton Town (Loan), Crystal Palace (Loan), Swindon Town (Loan), Derby County
  • International:
    Scotland (7 caps, 1 goal)
what he says
"For the occasion that we’re going to have on Friday – a team like Man United to come to our place – a lot of the players wouldn't have played against the players that we’re playing against. I think that’s what makes it special.”
did you know
Martin was eligible to represent either England or Scotland, where his father was born. He played for the England Under-19 side in 2007, before choosing to represent Scotland seven years later by making his international debut against Nigeria (2014).
Championship 2015/16:
  • Games:
    27
  • Goals:
    9
  • Assists:
    4
  • Key passes:
    39
  • Shot accuracy:
    55%
  • Pass accuracy:
    72%
  • Goals per 90 mins:
    0.36
  • Take ons:
    3
Wayne Rooney
  • Club:
    Man United
fact file
  • Position:
    Forward
  • Height:
    1.76m
  • Birth Date:
    October 24, 1985
  • Birth Place:
    Croxteth, England
  • Clubs:
    Everton, Manchester United
  • International:
    England (109 caps, 51 goals)
what he says
"We know, as we’ve played there before, that it will be a difficult game with a good atmosphere on Friday night. We have to be ready for that and be ready for a tough game as the cup is full of surprises. Derby have nothing to lose. No-one is expecting them to win and they will try to cause an upset. We know that and have to be ready for that."
did you know
Rooney needs just eight more goals to overtake Sir Bobby Charlton and become Manchester United's all-time leading goalscorer.
Premier League 2015/16:
  • Games:
    19
  • Goals:
    6
  • Assists:
    2
  • Key passes:
    24
  • Shot accuracy:
    47%
  • Pass accuracy:
    82%
  • Goals per 90 mins:
    0.33
  • Take ons:
    11
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