Rooney return ‘will help Martial, Rashford, Lingard’

Date published: Tuesday 5th April 2016 9:03

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Wayne Rooney’s return will help Manchester United’s young attackers, according to Ander Herrera.

Out since February 13 with a knee injury, England and United captain Rooney is closing in on a return to fitness and a first-team comeback.

It is reported that the 30-year-old could return for United’s next game against Tottenham on Sunday, and Herrera feels his presence will boost Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard, who have performed well in his absence.

“He’s the top scorer for us this season, he usually is the top scorer of this club,” Herrera said.

“We are going to count with him hopefully next game, so it is better for everyone.

“I always say that when you have competition in the team it is better for everyone in the team.

“It is going to be better for Anthony (Martial), it is going to be better for Marcus (Rashford), it is going to be better for Jesse (Lingard) – players who can play there.

“When you see that you can lose your position, it is better. Even for me.

“I think I give my best when I feel that my position is not secure, so I think it is better for everyone.”

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