Rooney Returns But United Dealt Blow As Duo Miss Training
Manchester United have been handed a major injury boost with Wayne Rooney returning to training but Marouane Fellaini and Rafael were notable absentees.
Manchester United have been handed a major injury boost with Wayne Rooney returning to training today but Marouane Fellaini and Rafael were notable absentees ahead of the trip to Germany, according to the Mirror.
Rooney missed Saturday’s 4-0 win over Newcastle United at St James’ Park after picking up a toe injury during the second half of last weeks first leg draw with Bayern Munich at Old Trafford.
David Moyes said they were doing all they could to get the striker fit in time to be in contention for tomorrow’s crucial second leg at the Allianz Arena and it seems he’s winning his fitness fight with the Mirror claiming he took part in a full training session this morning.
Veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs also trained after recovering from a hamstring strain and he was joined by centre-back Jonny Evans, who’s been on the sidelines for over two months with a calf problem.
However, it wasn’t all good news for United as they were dealt a double blow with midfielder Marouane Fellaini and right-back Rafael both failing to take part in training at the Reds Aon Training Complex in Carrington.
Their absence means they are unlikely to be on the flight that leaves for Munich this afternoon but it looks like Rooney is certain to be among the travelling party and could now take his place in the starting line-up on Wednesday night.
United head into the game without the services of Robin van Persie with the Dutchman still at least two weeks away from returning from a knee injury, so Rooney being available would come as a huge boost to David Moyes. His side are looking to cause an upset and beat the reigning European champions to a place in the semi finals after an impressive 1-1 draw in the first leg last week.
Will Rooney’s return be the difference for United tomorrow? Or will Bayern be too strong?
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