Moyes ponders Rooney return

Manchester United manger David Moyes has confirmed he needs to check on the risk of selecting Wayne Rooney before he sets a comeback date for the striker.

Last Updated: 14/09/13 at 12:05 Post Comment

Davis Moyes: Will make decision on Wayne Rooney return

Davis Moyes: Will make decision on Wayne Rooney return

Rooney was forced to miss the Premier League trip to Liverpool at the end of last month after suffering a head cut in an accidental training ground collision with Phil Jones.

The 27-year-old also missed England's World Cup qualifiers but Moyes may consider him for the visit of Crystal Palace to Old Trafford at lunchtime on Saturday.

"He is in great physical shape," said Moyes. "Obviously he has a cut right in the middle of his forehead which could split because the skin is very thin.

"But he has had his stitches out and it has knitted. We just have to see where the level of risk is with his injury."

Moyes also has doubts over Rafael and Phil Jones, who have hamstring and ankle problems respectively, but Marouane Fellaini is available following his £27.5m arrival from Everton.

The Belgium international is delighted that his dream move was completed on the final day of the transfer window.

"With the chairman at Everton, you never know," he said. "Sometimes I think there is no chance for me to join Manchester United.

"But in the end I was so happy because the chairman accepted the deal.

"It was a big opportunity for me to join one of the biggest clubs in the world. I want to win trophies. I play football for this.

"With Manchester United, I have a big chance to win something."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

F

air play to the lad. I'd like to think I 'd have no fear of heading off to the other side of the world to coach, but in truth, I don't have the cajones. Hopefully he can make a decent living out of it.

mylsey
Brit Coaches Abroad: Jack Brazil

I

was reticent with this signing, bringing our outlay on left backs to £50m + a Nani loan (and still paying his wages). However, if he's better than Pele then who am I to complain...

mufc phil
He's Solved 'The Rojo Problem' Before...

O

K FIFA we're done, you can ban us now

jimmyjazz
Barcelona transfer ban upheld

Footer 365

Premier League: Willian targets more goals for Chelsea this season

Willian admits he needs to score more goals this season if he is earn a starting place in Chelsea's line-up.

Transfer news: Liverpool in talks to sign AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli

Liverpool have opened talks with AC Milan over a move for striker Mario Balotelli, Sky sources understand.

Premier League: Tim Sherwood in pole for Crystal Palace job after Malky Mackay ruled out

Tim Sherwood is the new favourite to manage Crystal Palace after a dramatic day ended Malky Mackay's chances.

Mail Box

So Long And Good Luck To Nani

A Mailbox that offers best wishes to a departing hero, defends Olivier Giroud, tells us to steady on over Calum Chambers and makes some amusing predictions...

Mailbox: Feeling Sorry For Poor TC23

If there's one loser in all the machinations at Man United, it's poor TC23. We have mercifully few mails on United, but lots on Arsenal and in particular Olivier Giroud...

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