Wayne Rooney is reported to be on course to be fit to face Bayern Munich in the second leg of Manchester United’s quarter-final clash in Germany.
The England international was involved in the first leg, which ended in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, and it was Bastian Schweinsteiger’s challenge on the striker that led to the German international being sent off. Unlike the Bayern midfielder though, Rooney could feature at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday.
Rooney injured his toe during the game and sat out of the Red Devils’ impressive 4-0 defeat of Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Saturday. He has been intensely rehabilitating in order to be fit in time for the titanic clash and current reports from the Daily Mail claim that Rooney will be leading the line for United in two days time.
This will be a huge boost for manager David Moyes and all those who support the Red Devils, as the striker, who has 17 goals to his name this season, could well be the one to give United a historic victory.
Champions League remains the only chance of silverware for David Moyes, in what has been a truly dismal first year in charge, and with qualification through the league looking unlikely, United’s entire season now rests on Wednesday’s game.