Despite having chipped a bone in his foot Rooney is expected to start in Germany.
There is some good news for Manchester United ahead of their Champions League quarter-final second-leg with Bayern Munich as Wayne Rooney could play, reports the Mirror.
The 28-year-old chipped a bone in his foot during the 1-1 draw with the Bundesliga champions last week and was forced to sit out of the 0-4 drubbing of Newcastle United in the Premier League at the weekend as a result.
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Yet despite medical staff predicting Rooney would be out for over a month with the injury, manager David Moyes has hinted the forward could play against Bayern after a painkilling injection.
“There’s not a lot you can do with a toe injury. Sometimes it is possible to play with an injection if it is not cracked,” the Scot was quoted by the Mirror.
“We have worked him hard on the bike and in the swimming pool, and he has every opportunity to be fit.”
Rooney has flown with the squad to Germany, which therefore suggests that Moyes is willing to risk the England international in what is the biggest game of their season to date.
Having been eliminated from both domestic cups and way off the pace in the title race and even for Champions League spots for next year, winning the tournament is the only chance United have of success in 2013/14.
Yet beating reigning champions Bayern is no easy task and Moyes knows that having Rooney on the pitch is a must if they are to do that – especially as Robin van Persie is injured and Juan Mata is cup-tied.
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