Rossi: I'm still learning
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Giuseppe Rossi says he is still learning his trade at Manchester United.
Manchester United whizz-kid Giuseppe Rossi says he is still learning his trade at Old Trafford.
The former Parma prodigy thrilled the home fans with a stunning display in the 5-0 win over Burton Albion in the FA Cup third round replay on Wednesday night.
Rossi continues to push for a regular place in Sir Alex Ferguson's first team thoughts, despite the intense competition provided by the likes of Wayne Rooney and Ruud van Nistelrooy.
One option for the Scot to ponder may be to play all three in an ambitious attacking line-up with Rooney and Rossi operating in withdrawn roles as it was a formation Ferguson toyed with at stages of last season.
"Providing an assist is as good as scoring a goal," enthused Rossi.
"I always look to get on the ball and try to make something happen when I get it.
"Every young player wants to play in front of a big crowd at Old Trafford, and I just want to impress the management enough to keep these kind of experiences going.
"There are so many great players here but I feel I am learning a lot just by training with them.
"I hope that will help me."
The teenager seems certain to have to settle for a place on the bench, at best, when Liverpool provide the opposition on Super Sunday but he could be handed a start in the Carling Cup semi-final with Blackburn Rovers next Wednesday.