Rooney and Ferdinand fit for Bayern clash

29 March 2010 12:07

Manchester United have received a Champions League boost after Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand declared themselves fit for travel ahead of Tuesday's quarter-final with Bayern Munich.

The England duo missed Saturday's 4-0 win at Bolton with a bruised foot and groin injury respectively.

However, Sir Alex Ferguson expressed confidence that the big-money pair would be available for the first leg encounter and both were among the United party that checked in at Manchester Airport on Monday morning.

United are looking for a positive result against the four-times winners to take into the Old Trafford decider next Wednesday.

And for Ryan Giggs at least, the clash will bring back many happy memories of 11 years ago when late goals from Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saw United defeat the Germans 2-1 in the final in Barcelona.

"I can't believe it's 11 years ago," said the veteran Welshman.

"It was one of the greatest nights of my life and for many fans too, this will bring back a lot of happy memories.

"We will settle for the same score as in 1999 too, but hopefully not leaving it as late as we did then."

Source: PA