Ferguson to make late Rooney decision

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Sir Alex Ferguson will wait for news from Wayne Rooney before deciding whether to include his star striker in Manchester United's Champions League game with CSKA Moscow on Tuesday.

Ferguson confirmed that Rooney missed training on Monday morning in order to be with his wife Coleen, who has entered hospital for the birth of the couple's first child.

"It depends on the situation with his wife," Ferguson said. "She is pregnant and in hospital at the moment so we just have to wait on that one."

Strike partner Dimitar Berbatov is also doubtful after taking a blow on the kneecap against Blackburn on Saturday, while Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand (both knee) and Ryan Giggs (hip) have already been ruled out.

Park Ji-sung will not be considered either, with Ferguson confirming the South Korean has been put on a two-week fitness programme after suffering a series of minor ailments.

The good news for Ferguson is that skipper Gary Neville is back from suspension and Scotland star Darren Fletcher will start after a month out with an ankle injury.

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