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Rooney could talk Fergie into super sub role

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted Wayne Rooney is a major doubt for Wednesday's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.

Ferguson said Rooney has "no chance" of featuring in the second leg of the quarter-final at Old Trafford, but then admitted there was a slim chance the England striker could be involved as a substitute. Rooney suffered an ankle ligament injury in the closing stages of last week's first leg in Munich.

When asked about Rooney initially, Ferguson said: "He's got no chance."

He added: "We've made some good progress with the lad, the medical team have done fantastic, but I'm not prepared to take a risk on a player who is not 100% fit."

Ferguson then added: "The boy is making good progress. The medical team have done a fantastic job but it is an ankle injury the same as any other ankle injury.

"You can't take a risk with a player who is not 100%.

"I don't think he will be on the bench although he might talk me into it, it is a difficult one."

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