Wayne Rooney relies on back-to-back home games

United's Wayne Rooney celebrates equalising against Southampton on January 30, 2013
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Wayne Rooney insists that it's helpful to Manchester United's season to have back-to-back games at Old Trafford.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has insisted that his side's campaign to clinch the Premier League title and progress through the Champions League will be strengthened by having back-to-back matches at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils go up against Norwich City in the league on Saturday before facing Real Madrid for the round-of-16 second leg in Europe on Tuesday.

"When we play away, we finish the game and then are either flying back or getting the train or coach," Rooney told the club's official website. "With home matches, we finish the game and I can be back at my house within 40 minutes or something like that. So that's one big help as well. It's always nice to play at home so to have a few games there back-to-back is good."

The North-West outfit are 12 points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson prior to kick-off against Everton on February 10, 2013
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