Rooney in line for Manchester derby return

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Wayne Rooney is expected to be fit for the Manchester derby at Old Trafford on Monday.

The England striker has missed United's last two outings with a groin injury; Saturday's 1-0 win over Sunderland and the 1-0 defeat against Chelsea yesterday.

Rooney picked up the problem while on international duty with England last week, but Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed he should be fit to take part in the top-of-the-table clash against Manchester City.

"He got a groin injury playing for England," he told ITV yesterday before confirming he should be back next week. "He wasn't 100 per cent yesterday in training so there's no point risking him. If you exacerbate a groin injury it can put you out for weeks."

Elsewhere Jonny Evans missed the FA Cup 6th round replay defeat against Chelsea yesterday having picked up a knock against Sunderland - but could be back to take on the Citizens.

The Northern Ireland international was a first-half substitute for the injured Rafael at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, and although he completed the game, Ferguson revealed he played through the pain barrier to make it to the final whistle.


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