Positive Rooney + Evans Injury Update Ahead Of Everton Clash

By on April 17, 2014


Manchester United have been handed a major double injury boost ahead of this weekend’s game with Everton after Wayne Rooney and Jonny Evans took part in full training today, according to the Daily Mail.

Rooney fractured a small bone in his foot during the first leg of United’s Champions League quarter final clash with Bayern Munich and had to take pain-killing injections to get through the return leg in Germany last week.

Boss David Moyes admitted afterwards they had taken a risk as the striker could ‘hardly kick a ball’ properly, and it has been suggested in the media this week that Rooney could be given an extended break to fully recover ahead of this summers World Cup.

However, the Daily Mail are reporting this afternoon that the 28-year-old is in-line to make the trip to Goodison Park this weekend after taking part in full-contact training today for the first time in almost two weeks.

Whether Moyes decides to risk Rooney from the start is another question as they are expecting a tough game against an Everton side desperate to get their quest for a top-four finish back on track, but with Robin van Persie still recovering from a knee injury and Moyes no doubt keen to get one over his former club, the England front-man could come straight back in to the starting eleven.

United have also been boosted by the news that Jonny Evans also took part in full training today after recovering from a calf injury that’s kept him out in recent weeks. The Northern Irishman was almost ever-present this season until he picked up a calf problem in February and his comebacks have been hampered by a series of set-backs.

However, the 25-year-old could be set for a recall this weekend as seventh placed United look to further close the gap on Tottenham as they try to secure a Europa League qualification spot.

Would you risk Rooney? Should Evans come straight back in? Share your views below.


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