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By: Na 14 Jan 2011 11:00:08

Rooney set for Manchester United return

Sir Alex Ferguson is preparing to welcome Wayne Rooney back to his Manchester United line-up for Sunday's eagerly-anticipated trip to Tottenham.

Rooney has missed two games since injuring his ankle against West Brom on New Year's Day. However, the England forward has trained this week and is contention to make the journey to White Hart Lane.

"He is training and he should be fit for Sunday," confirmed Ferguson.

Skipper Nemanja Vidic is also expected to be fit after sitting out last Sunday's FA Cup triumph over Liverpool, whilst veteran goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar is a "possible" according to Ferguson after missing three games with a virus.

Meanwhile, the United boss confirmed no talks had taken place with Ryan Giggs over another contract extension for next season.

However, given the Scot's assessment of Giggs' performance against Liverpool at Old Trafford, it seems certain the winger will be granted another 12 months.

"Ryan is an incredible human being," said Ferguson.

"He defies the logic of forwards when he plays at the level he did last Sunday.

"Obviously we know how to manage him. He doesn't play every week but he makes a contribution that lifts the team. He did that in the second half last week. He was outstanding.

"His fitness was fantastic. He kept going for the whole 90 minutes. He has been doing that for two decades. No other player has ever done that - or is ever likely to. He is quite an amazing man."


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