Newcastle v MAN UNITED: Rooney returns for Red Devils
03 March 2009 02:01
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Wayne Rooney has recovered from a virus and should start for Manchester United at Newcastle.
The England striker missed Sunday's Carling Cup triumph over Tottenham, but has since managed to train, and should be part of a fresh United line-up, also containing Dimitar Berbatov, Edwin van der Sar, Michael Carrick, Park Ji-Sung and Darren Fletcher, none of whom were involved in the action at Wembley.
Sir Alex Ferguson's only injury doubt is defender John O'Shea, although the Republic of Ireland international is hopeful of shrugging off a heel injury.
Team (from): Van der Sar, Foster, Kuszczak, O'Shea, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evans, Evra, Fabio, Ronaldo, Nani, Anderson, Fletcher, Scholes, Carrick, Gibson, Giggs, Park, Rooney, Berbatov, Tevez.