Wayne Rooney Fit to Play Against Liverpool on Sunday

Wayne Rooney

Rooney missed United's win against Stoke City at Old Trafford as a result of an ankle injury he sustained following a late challenge by West Brom’s Chris Brunt.

Roons returned to training at United’s Carrington training ground on Thursday and looks fit and healed.

Rooney ended his nine-month wait for a goal from open play for United at the Hawthorns. Man Utd manager Sir Alex Ferguson says he is determined to have the 25 year-old in his forward line against old rivals Liverpool.

“Wayne was buzzing last week, that’s why I’m keen to have him ready for Sunday,” Ferguson said. “I’ll see what he’s like today and tomorrow and give him every chance. But he started work on Thursday, so we hope he will be all right for Sunday.

“If the injury was serious, he wouldn’t have come back on but maybe it wasn’t the right thing to do in terms of getting ready for Tuesday night’s game.”

Rooney earned a run of 19 goals in 18 games last January, only halted by an ankle injury sustained against Bayern Munich in March, and Ferguson insists that the England forward is capable of repeating his roll of goals again this January.

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