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Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney a doubt for Norwich City clash but Robin van Persie should be fit

PUBLISHED: 12:10 16 November 2012 | UPDATED: 17:19 16 November 2012

Wayne Rooney is a doubt for Manchester United's trip to Norwich City.

Wayne Rooney is a doubt for Manchester United's trip to Norwich City.

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Wayne Rooney is a doubt for Manchester United’s trip to Norwich City tomorrow because of an ankle injury - but Robin van Persie should be fit.

The striking duo pulled out of midweek internationals for England and Holland, respectively, but it does not seem the damage is too bad in either case.

“There is a doubt about Wayne, but Robin should be fit,” United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said this morning.

Ferguson also re-stated his intention to hand Javier Hernandez a start after his match-winning cameo at Aston Villa last week.

“Javier came on last week and changed the game completely,” said Ferguson. “He should start tomorrow.”

Ferguson also confirmed Jonny Evans was doubtful for the Carrow Road encounter with a groin injury.

However, the United boss had good news on Phil Jones. The England defender has not played for the Red Devils this term after suffering a knee injury during pre-season. Jones is closing on a return, though, which could come against Galatasaray in the Champions League on Tuesday.

“Phil has been training all week,” said Ferguson. “We will take him to Turkey. That is a great start for him.”

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  • Yarite. Rooney will make a miraculous recovery and at least be on the bench.

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    Friday, November 16, 2012

  • I 2nd that DC.

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    MBA Marine

    Friday, November 16, 2012

  • Not worried about Rooney...I'd rather see Rooney playing and Van Pursestrings on the bench ! We have to rattle united and keep them off their game - then we can win ! OTBC looking forward to a cracker tomorrow.....

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    Dubai Canary

    Friday, November 16, 2012

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