Wayne Rooney fit for Manchester United return

23 November 2012 09:47

Wayne Rooney has been passed fit for Manchester United's home Barclays Premier League game with QPR following a bout of tonsillitis.

The England striker sat out last weekend's defeat at Norwich due to the problem and was rested for the Champions League tie away to Galatasaray but Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed he was fit to return at his regular press conference on Friday morning.

The Scot also said Chris Smalling was fit for action following a shoulder problem, and that defender Jonny Evans was training again but would not feature against QPR.

Saturday's game will take place amid the backdrop that QPR owner Tony Fernandes has already decided to dispense with the services of manager Mark Hughes after a chronic start to the season.

If true, it would be the second time such a situation had arisen for Hughes, who was sacked in a similar manner by Manchester City three years ago.

And it is not a policy Ferguson can understand.

"I do not know where that has come from," said the United boss.

"But if you do not fancy the manager, why wait until next week?

"Tony Fernandes has said he is supporting Mark and wants long-term management. If that is the case, Mark should be OK."

Source: PA