Absentee Rooney should figure for United

BY foxsports • November 21, 2011

Wayne Rooney should figure for Manchester United in Tuesday night's Champions League match against Benfica.

The England striker missed training on Monday morning with a knock - but he is expected to be fit for selection for Tuesday's Old Trafford Group C fixture.

Jonny Evans should also be available despite a tight hamstring, although fellow defender Chris Smalling (foot) will not be available and striker Danny Welbeck (muscle strain) remains doubtful.

Long-term absentees Michael Owen and Tom Cleverley were not present but there was some good news with defender Patrice Evra, who has been suffering from a virus, part of the 21-man group which trained normally.

Manchester United (from): De Gea, Lindegaard, Rafael, Fabio, Jones, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evans, Evra, Nani, Valencia, Gibson, Anderson, Carrick, Fletcher, Park, Giggs, Young, Rooney, Hernandez, Berbatov.


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