Rooney should be fit for Valencia - Phelan

26 September 2010 04:30
Manchester United assistant boss Mike Phelan has confirmed that Wayne Rooney should be fit for Wednesday's Champions League trip to Valencia. Rooney was substituted half an hour from the end of the 2-2 draw with Bolton at the Reebok Stadium and Phelan confirmed afterwards the United striker was still being troubled by a niggling ankle injury. That might explain why Rooney was so ineffective, and why he still has not scored a goal in open play for the Red Devils this season. "Wayne Rooney had a bit of a knock," said Phelan. "He has a little issue with his ankle. We don't know how serious. "We will have a look in the morning but we think he will be OK for Wednesday. "He has been playing with it for a couple of weeks now and during the game we decided he wasn't getting into the areas we wanted and he wasn't getting chances, so we had to change it."

Source: PA