Wayne Rooney ‘to return to Manchester United squad for West Ham FA Cup clash’…

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is reportedly expected to be included in Louis van Gaal’s squad for Wednesday’s FA Cup quarter-final replay against West Ham United at Upton Park.

The 30-year-old has not featured for the team since February 13 due to a knee injury, but stepped up his recovery by playing for the Under-21s in a match against Middlesbrough on Monday night.

According to BBC Sport, Van Gaal believes that Rooney is fit enough to be part of the matchday squad against the Hammers, but it is unclear whether or not the striker will start.

Young forward Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have been providing goals for United in Rooney’s absence, but the ex-Everton star will hope to be back in the fold ahead of this summer’s European Championships in France.

United and West Ham played out a 1-1 draw in the initial quarter-final at Old Trafford.

Source: sportsmole.co.uk

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