Wayne Rooney will "definitely" face Bayern, roars Moyes

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has confirmed that Wayne Rooney is on course to feature against Bayern Munich in tomorrow night's Champions League quarter-final decider at the Allianz Arena.

Rooney was left out of Saturday's 4-0 win over Newcastle United as a precaution after suffering a toe injury, which has left United sweating on the fitness of an influential figure ahead of their biggest match of the season.

United fans desperate for news on the forward's fitness have been given reason to be cautiously optimistic by Moyes, who revealed in his pre-match press conference that barring any late setbacks the England international will definitely play on Wednesday.

Moyes said: "He'll definitely play. We'll do everything we possibly can [to get him on the pitch]. He's happy to take an injection to play which I think shows you his feeling about the game and the club.

"We wouldn't do anything medically wrong. We take advice from the doctors who advise us. Everybody knows the character Wayne is and he is determined to play. If he is determined we'd be mad not to let him do so."

United travel to Bavaria knowing they must score to knock the Champions League holders out and advance to the semi-finals, an achievement that would surely match any famous European night in the club's storied recent history.

Bayern are still widely expected to qualify for the final four and boast an imperious record at the Allianz, but will be without two key players in Bastian Schweinsteiger and Javi Martinez through suspension.

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