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Moyes: Rooney happy to have a painkilling injection to play

by Sam Peoples

David Moyes has reiterated that Manchester United are doing everything they can so that Wayne Rooney is able to play against Bayern Munich.

The 28-year-old was a doubt because of a toe injury that kept him out of our game against Newcastle this weekend but Moyes has said Rooney is happy to play with a painkilling injection if it means he can play.

Rooney had to play through the pain barrier for the second leg against Bayern Munich in 2010 and it seems he’ll have to do the same thing tomorrow at the Allianz Arena.

“Wayne was able to train and he is massively keen to play,” Moyes said at the pre-match press conference.

“He’s not trained all week so we have to be wary of that. We’ll do everything we possibly can. He’s happy to take an injection to play in the game, which shows you his feeling about the game and about the club.

“We think it’s okay. We wouldn’t do anything medically wrong. We’ve taken advice from the doctors and the people who advise us. Everybody knows the type of character Wayne is and he is determined to play. If he is determined we would be mad not to give him that opportunity.”

Although we had one of our best performances at the weekend without Rooney in the side, United need him to be on top form if we are going to beat Bayern Munich tomorrow.

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