Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is in contention to feature against Manchester City this weekend, according to the Telegraph.
The report has suggested that Rooney, who has missed the Red Devils' last three fixtures through suspension, has been training without any disruptions after overcoming a foot problem.
It was previously suggested that the forward was a doubt for this weekend's crunch clash after he was seen limping during an event at Old Trafford earlier this week.
However, the Manchester United captain could now play for the club for the first time since September 27, as the Red Devils travel to the Etihad on Sunday. United boss Louis van Gaal will certainly be hoping to have his skipper at his disposal, as he the club go in search of goals.
Rooney could replace Spanish ace Juan Mata in the starting XI, whilst Colombian hit-man Radamel Falcao could also return after picking up a thigh problem that kept him out of United's 1-1 draw with Premier League table-toppers Chelsea this past weekend.
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Van Gaal will also have Robin van Persie and teenager James Wilson at his disposal, but it remains to be seen as to which forward starts will be handed a key role against Manuel Pellegrini's side.
United will certainly be hoping for a positive result at the Etihad, with the club already way off the pace in the Premier League. In fact, the Red Devils are already 10 points behind Mourinho's side, so could do with securing all three points on Sunday.
Manchester City, on the other hand, will be looking to bounce back after suffering a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Newcastle United in the Capital One Cup last night. The Sky Blues have been struggling for form of late, having failed to win any of their last three fixtures in all competitions.
City, like United, are in danger of falling way off the pace at the top, with Pellegrini's side already six points behind Chelsea.