United morning news: Star reportedly fit to face Arsenal; Rooney offered surprise return

David Gea saves against Sunderland

A select round-up of the latest news relating to Manchester United

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is reportedly fit and ready to face Arsenal this weekend.

ESPN claims sources from Spain say the international stopper should not be kept out of the crunch encounter due to the dislocated finger he suffered last week.

If true that will be a huge boost for United as they look to beat the Gunners in their own backyard.

Rumours had claimed Victor Valdes would be offered a contract to replace his countryman after training with the club but in truth De Gea’s replacement was always likely to be United’s back-up stopper Anders Lindegaard.

In other news, Everton chairman Peter Kenyon has said United forward Wayne Rooney would be welcome back at Goodison Park to finish his career with the Toffees.

In comments given to the BBC and later published by the Telegraph, the Everton supremo said, “He’s an Evertonian and his family are. He is welcome to come back.”

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