Wayne Rooney has reported back to Manchester United training ahead of this weekend’s game against Everton following an injury which ruled him out of England’s qualifiers during the international break.
The 29-year-old suffered an ankle problem in the 3-0 loss against Arsenal two weeks ago but now that he is back at Carrington, there is every chance he will be fit to face Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.
However, Louis van Gaal is a stickler for players needing their ‘match rhythm’ before they are ready to return to action and as we all know, Rooney is a player who needs a few games under his belt before he re-finds his rhythm. The fact he was horribly out of form prior to his injury doesn’t help the situation either.
Van Gaal seems to have a soft spot for Rooney, probably because he is United’s captain, but it remains to be seen whether he will be rested (dropped) even if he is fit and available to face Everton.