Man Utd Injury Boost: Star Given Green Light To Resume Training
Man Utd have been handed an injury boost with the news that Wayne Rooney is set to resume full training as he looks to step up his return from a knee injury
Manchester United have been handed a timely injury boost with the news that Wayne Rooney is set to resume full training as he looks to step up his return from a knee injury, according to the Daily Mail.
Rooney has been on the sidelines since suffering knee ligament damage during United’s loss against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light almost a month ago.
The England striker has subsequently missed United’s last six fixtures in all competitions, including crucial Premier League wins over Arsenal and Watford in recent weeks.
The 30-year-old was recently given permission by boss Louis van Gaal to enjoy a week-long break in Dubai with his family in order to recuperate with some media outlets claiming he was facing at least another six weeks on the sidelines.
However, it looks as though the skipper is set to return quicker than some had expected as the Daily Mail claim that Rooney has now been given the green light to resume training this week after it was confirmed he wouldn’t require surgery.
Rooney was pictured attending an Adele concert at Manchester Arena on Monday night and he wasn’t wearing a protective leg brace and it looks as though he’s now targetting a return to full fitness by the end of the month.
The forward is still set to miss United’s huge Europa League double header against fierce north-west rivals Liverpool as well as this weekend’s FA Cup quarter final clash with West Ham and a league meeting with Manchester City later this month.
The England international will also sit out the Three Lions friendlies with Germany and Holland, however, the Daily Mail suggest Rooney could then be back in contention when former club Everton come to Old Trafford after the upcoming international break.
The news will come as a huge boost to United and Louis van Gaal will be hoping that the club are still competing in three separate competitions by the time Rooney is available again next month.
The Red Devils are currently sitting sixth in the league and three points adrift of fourth-placed Man City following Sunday’s disappointing 1-0 defeat at West Brom, so Rooney’s return can’t come soon enough as United look to break in to the Champions League qualification places.
However, Rooney could find it difficult to regain his first team place straight away as young striker Marcus Rashford has taken his opportunity to break in to the first team set-up having scored four goals in four games during Rooney’s absence.
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