Rooney To Return

Last updated : 03 December 2007 By Sam
The England striker has been sidelined with a ligament injury sustained during training last month but manager Alex Ferguson has said that the player is now ready to return to action in the game against Lawrie Sanch's side at Old Trafford on Monday night.

"Wayne has been training terrifically and his fitness levels are good," said Fergie.

"He did all his running last week and he got through that fine.

"He's been on the football pitch for the past week and trained with the first team. He's had three days to get himself ready for the Fulham game and he won't need long to get his rhythm back."

"He won't need any encouragement to play, that's for sure.

"Wayne's combination with Carlos has been really good. You do miss players like Wayne, there's no question about that.

"You cope, but you still miss them. Wayne was on a good run of form before he got injured and hopefully he can continue it."