Wayne Rooney fit for Manchester United v Southampton - report

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney has reportedly been passed fit to feature for Manchester United against Southampton in the Premier League on Monday.

Manchester United will have Wayne Rooney back to full fitness for Monday’s Premier League clash against Southampton, according to a report.

The Independent claims that the United captain’s scan on Wednesday gave “positive results”, and that the England international is now set to line up against the Saints at St. Mary’s Stadium.

Rooney missed the Red Devils’ match against Stoke City on Tuesday due to a knee injury he sustained against Hull City at the weekend.

It has also been reported that Rooney himself felt that he was ready to play against the Potters, but manager Louis van Gaal did not include him in the team “as a precaution”.

If the 29-year-old does indeed return against Southampton, then it will be a massive boost to United, who are currently fourth in the Premier League table with 25 points from 14 matches.

In 10 Premier League matches, Rooney has scored five goals, created 15 chances, has a 85% pass accuracy, 42% shot accuracy and has won 43% average duels.

United have won their last four league matches and will be favourites to get maximum points from the clash against Southampton on Monday.

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