Manchester Utd v Schalke preview

Team news ahead of Manchester United's Champions League semi-final second leg against Schalke at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

Last Updated: 03/05/11 at 19:10

Rooney: Doubtful for United

Rooney: Doubtful for United

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Wayne Rooney is a doubt for United.

Ferguson reported Rooney has "a tight hamstring" and the forward will be monitored before the United boss finalises his line-up. Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Owen are both in contention to start if Rooney fails to make it.

Darren Fletcher will play some part after recovering from the virus that has kept him out for two months, although, with his side two goals up from the first-leg, Ferguson will have Sunday's Premier League showdown with Chelsea in his mind when he makes his selection.

Defender Fabio has failed to recover from a knock sustained against Arsenal but goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard has recovered from a knee ligament injury after two months on the sidelines and is in the squad.

Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes has been out for two games with an abdominal strain, but coach Ralf Rangnick is considering picking the 23-year-old.

"The last four games he played we won," he said. "But this is not the last game of the season.

"He has to be 100% fit and we will listen to medical staff because we don't want to take a risk and find out that he will be missing for another three or four weeks."

Manchester United (from): Van der Sar, Kuszczak, Lindegaard, Rafael, O'Shea, Ferdinand, Vidic, Smalling, Evans, Brown, Evra, Valencia, Scholes, Anderson, Carrick, Fletcher, Gibson, Park, Giggs, Nani, Obertan, Rooney, Berbatov, Owen, Hernandez.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Champions League Fixtures

Tuesday, 16 September 2014
19:45
Benfica v Zenit  
B Dortmund v Arsenal  
Galatasaray v Anderlecht  
Juventus v Malmo FF  
Liverpool v Ludogorets  
Monaco v Leverkusen  
Olympiakos v A Madrid  
R Madrid v Basel  
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Ajax v PSG  
Ath Bilbao v Shak Donetsk  

Footer 365

Premier League: Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin in plea after thwarted move

Morgan Schneiderlin has appealed to Southampton fans after a thwarted attempt to leave St Mary's.

Premier League: Chelsea hit Everton for six in nine-goal Goodison Park thriller

Chelsea hit Everton for six in a goal-filled Premier League extravaganza at Goodison Park which finally ended 6-3.

Transfer news: Leicester sign QPR full-back Danny Simpson

Leicester City have signed full-back Danny Simpson from Queens Park Rangers for an undisclosed fee.

Mail Box

Surely A Spurs Fan Should Remember...

...what happened to the fourth Champions League place the last time an English team won the thing. Plus, who would want to pay £60 to watch the current England team?

Ginger Pirlo? Don't Make Me Laugh...

A Sunderland fan in the mailbox is surprised by Jack Colback's call up to the England squad. Plus, thoughts on Welbeck and Liverpool's Champions League draw...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property