Wayne Rooney
Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger gestures to Manchester United's Wayne Rooney (L) after being sent off. Reuters

Wayne Rooney has revealed that he is looking forward to their game against Everton on Sunday as the Red Devils hope to find a place in the top four.

Manchester United are currently on 57 points, 10 points behind Arsenal in fourth, but have played one game less.

Their game last week against Hull City was postponed as the Tigers were scheduled to play an FA Cup fixture against Sheffield United. This has resulted in a 10-day gap between this game and their last against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

A win here will close the gap on Everton to six points, with a game in hand and David Moyes will be hoping that Arsenal go through a bad phase themselves which will allow the Red Devils to sneak in on the fourth spot.

Rooney insists that the team have been waiting for a long time to avenge their defeat against the reigning champions of Europe and would have preferred a smaller gap after facing Bayern in the quarter-finals.

"When you go out of a competition, you really want to play as quickly as possible so to have had a break with no game has been tough. We've got some good training sessions in though and have been able to prepare well for the game on Sunday," Rooney told MUTV.

"It's disappointing and frustrating [not to be fighting for a trophy] but we have to just keep going and try to win games and end the season well. It's not nice but that's football - sometimes you win, sometimes you don't. We have to get over that quickly and try to do well in these last five games and pick up maximum points. They're big games – even though there isn't a trophy on the line, we still want to end the season well," he added.