United morning news: Striker ‘winning fitness battle’; Evra confident of victory

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The Daily Mail reports that Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is winning his battle to be fit for Wednesday’s Champions League match against Bayern Munich.

David Moyes’ side are level at 1-1 after the first-leg of the quarter-final, but with Juan Mata ineligible and Robin van Persie already out through injury, the loss of Rooney would be a huge blow to their chances of progressing to the last four.

The England striker has been doing recovery work in a swimming pool in an attempt to be fit for United’s biggest game of the season so far.

In other news, Patrice Evra has been speaking about the confidence of the side going into Wednesday’s game.

In quotes published by Sky Sports the French left-back said, “You have to believe and, to be fair, this season we have played not so bad in the Champions League.

“We are confident and it looks like we are all up for it more than the league and in the cup.

I know it is not professional to say that but it is the truth.”

United have certainly looked a far tougher proposition in Europe than in many of their home matches this season. And now the side with the best away-form in the Premier League heads to the Allianz Arena knowing another win could transform their campaign.

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