Wayne Rooney available for Manchester United's trip to Southampton

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Manchester United have received a huge boost as they prepare to take on Southampton next Monday, as talismanic forward Wayne Rooney appears to have shaken off an injury and will be eligible to play.

According to the Guardian a scan today has revealed that the striker hasn’t picked up a knee problem that requires any special attention, and despite the fact he was unavailable for the victory over Stoke City this week he’ll be okay to travel with the squad in four days time.

Positive scan results

With Rooney having hit a rich vein of form of late it will be great news for Louis van Gaal, who has been forced to constantly juggle his teams around to accommodate for a number of injuries.

During the fixture against Stoke - which United won 2-1 - the young James Wilson partnered Robin van Persie in the Red Devils’ frontline, with Radamel Falcao being used as a second-half substitute.

United's juggling

There’s also been plenty of tinkering with the back-line, as Van Gaal has struggled to consistently field a defence which looks capable of keeping out the best the Premier League has to offer.

Yet with the returnees coming thick and fast, and Rooney spearheading the charge, it looks like things could be looking up for United after an extremely uncertain start to life post the David Moyes catastrophe.

Creating goals

Of course Rooney’s return is made all the more significant thanks to the drop in form suffered by Van Persie, whose goal against Stoke was only his fourth of this campaign. The Holland international appears to be fighting in vain to restore his confidence, but the days when he was a certainty to pose a huge threat on his own up top may just be over.

As such United could be relying on their captain to find the net on Monday night, with Van Gaal sure to approach the game in the knowledge that nothing but a tip-top performance will allow his side to claim three points against Ronald Koeman’s Saints.

The south coast outfit have surprised many with their approach so far this term and were unfortunate not to get at least a draw out of Arsenal last night.

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