Wayne Rooney 'working hard' to face Bayern Munich

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Wayne Rooney is 'working hard' to be fit for Manchester United's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.

The Red Devils forward played 90 minutes in the first leg at Old Trafford last week, but injured his toe in the 1-1 draw and subsequently missed the Premier League clash against Newcastle earlier today (Saturday).

But, after congratulating his teammates for their comprehensive 4-0 win over the Toon, the Manchester United striker insisted he is focused on working hard and trying to make the trip to the Allianz Arena for a potentially season-defining clash.

Wayne Rooney wrote on his official Facebook page: "Great win for the lads today, a good 3 points. Going to be working hard to get back for the Bayern Munich game on Wednesday."

Manchester United manager David Moyes had cast doubt over the 28-year-old's participation in the match with the Bundesliga giants last night, claiming his player's toe looked 'terrible'.

And, whilst the side performed extremely well in his absence at St. James' Park, Moyes will want to be able to call upon the talismanic Englishman's abilities once again in Europe.

For the record, a brace from Juan Mata and goals from Javier Hernandez and Adnan Januzaj saw Manchester United to victory in their latest Premier League encounter, and keeps the club's hopes of finishing in the top four alive.

That is one way to qualify for next season's Champions League, and the other is to win the competition outright this time around. With or without Rooney the Red Devils have given themselves a chance in Germany, but an appearance from the former Everton starlet would be a major boost against Pep Guardiola's side.

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