Manchester United news: Wayne Rooney passed fit to face Everton

By Manchester correspondent Alex Stevens
Wayne Rooney has been passed fit to face his former club Everton on Saturday after missing England’s Euro 2016 qualifiers.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal revealed his captain has shaken off the ankle injury that forced him to pull out of the England squad during the international break.
Rooney is set to start for United at Goodison Park on Saturday as United attempt to bounce back from their resounding 3-0 defeat to Arsenal a fortnight ago.

However, Ashley Young has been ruled out with the calf injury he sustained at Emirates Stadium, and it has been confirmed that defender Paddy McNair will be sidelined for a month after damaging his liver and ribs in Northern Ireland’s draw in Finland.

Van Gaal said: “Ashley Young is also injured because that was the last match against Arsenal. Young can’t play but Wayne Rooney can.”

Rooney has scored only one Premier League goal this season and has not netted in the competition away from home for 12 months.

The United boss revealed that he will assess Dutch internationals Daley Blind and Memphis Depay before deciding if they are in the right frame of mind to play after returning from Holland’s disastrous defeat to the Czech Republic that cost their country a place at Euro 2016.

In other United news, Van Gaal revealed how “awful” the feeling had been at Old Trafford following the Arsenal defeat.

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