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Rooney waits on Fergie's choice

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Wayne Rooney is happy to let Sir Alex Ferguson decide if he should be part of Manchester United's Carling Cup Final line-up on Sunday.

Ferguson sprang a major surprise by leaving Rooney out of the starting line-up to face Inter Milan at the San Siro on Tuesday night.

"I just have to wait and see what the manager says about Sunday," Rooney said.

The United manager did all his preparation in the belief that Jonny Evans would not be fit, so Dimitar Berbatov's extra height would be required at set pieces against Jose Mourinho's men.

Ultimately, Evans was able to get through the game but Ferguson saw little point in changing his plans at such a late stage.

It meant Rooney was restricted to just seven minutes' action, during which time he was booked, at the San Siro.

Now Ferguson must decide whether to include Rooney in a side that his manager predicts will show at least seven changes for the Wembley showpiece against Tottenham.

Dimitar Berbatov is among those certain to stand down but Rooney is left sweating as Ferguson decides whether a single substitute appearance in the first leg of the semi-final with Derby has been enough to earn the England star a big day out.

Rooney added: "All the players want to play, it is a cup final. But it is down to the manager because it is about the squad and how he thinks it should be used."

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