Manchester United manager David Moyes has said that Wayne Rooney has a "good chance" of starting against Chelsea on Monday.
Rooney came on as a second half substitute at the Liberty Stadium against Swansea last week, and played a part in United's final two goals.
Moyes is desperate to give the striker more playing time after recovering from earlier injuries during pre-season, and confirmed his intentions when speaking to reporters during a press conference on Friday.
"Wayne's got a good chance of playing. He has good chance of starting," he was quoted by ManUtd.com.
Even if Rooney does start against Jose Mourinho's men, there will still be huge doubts over his future at Old Trafford.
Chelsea have already failed to lure the England man to Stamford Bridge after having two bids rejected, but Mourinho has said that there might be another bid after the game against United.
Rooney also seemed to confirm his unhappiness at Manchester United by refusing to celebrate with his teammates after setting up two goals against Swansea.
Whilst the rest of the team rushed towards the dugout to celebrate, Rooney decided to stay by himself on the pitch. Is this Rooney's way of saying that he wants to leave Manchester United?
During the press conference, the United boss also said that he couldn't wait to take charge of his first Premier League game at Old Trafford.
"There has been a lot of things I have been looking forward to - like taking the team on tour and leading them out at Wembley. But to do it at Old Trafford for the first game against Chelsea is a thrill for me, it really is," he added.
"It would have been [a thrill], no matter who we were playing. It is just part of my job though and once you do it, you get on and do your job.
"It is a great honour to be manager of Manchester United. I don't know anybody who wouldn't want to be in this position."
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