Wayne Rooney is aiming to be fit to play Southampton having been given the all-clear after undergoing a scan on his knee.
The Telegraph reports Rooney is keen to return to training straight away to get himself in the best possible shape for Monday’s trip to Southampton.
It’d be great news for United to have Rooney back because prior to getting injured, he was United’s most in-form player and was certainly missed in the 2-1 win over Stoke on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old has been in great form under Louis van Gaal and was in a real purple patch before clashing with the advertising hoardings just before full time against Hull.
For United and Rooney, it was terrible luck that it forced him out of this week’s game against Stoke because Rooney is a player who needs consistent game time to really find form and fitness, so a week without a game could impact him.
Louis van Gaal won’t want to rush Rooney back but with big upcoming games against Southampton and Liverpool, the United boss will certainly want to have his captain back.