Manchester United team news: Rooney back while Rafael could miss clash with Hull
Manchester United are quietly confident that forward Wayne Rooney will return to action for Tuesday’s Premier League encounter against Hull City, according to the Express. While Rafael could miss out again.
The Red Devils’ topscorer sat out the 1-0 lost to Sunderland on Sunday because he was struggling with a stomach bug and groin injury, but reports suggest he is fit for action to take on Steve Bruce’s side at Old Trafford.
Manchester United have recieved criticism from some corners after giving Wayne Rooney a £300k-a-week contract.
Interim player-manager Ryan Giggs could name himself in the match day squad for the first time in the final home game of the season, but goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard has been ruled out through illness and defender Rafael is a doubt with a thigh problem.
Former United defender Bruce will use the fixture to give the likes of Stephen Quinn, George Boyd, Robert Koren, Yannick Sagbo and Matty Fryatt some much-needed game time before the FA Cup final against Arsenal on May 17.
Defender James Chester is out with a hamstring injury, Sone Aluko has an injured ankle, while Allan McGregor, Robbie Brady and Paul McShane are all long-term absentees.