Manchester United manager David Moyes has said that Wayne Rooney has ‘a chance’ of being fit for tomorrow afternoon’s visit of West Ham United.
The striker has been struggling with a groin injury, but will hopeful of helping his side avoid a third straight home defeat following recent losses to both Everton and Newcastle United.
Nemanja Vidic is also not certain of being fit, while Nani, Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick and Robin van Persie are all out.
Victory could see the champions rise to sixth place depending on other results and, although maybe only momentarily, close the gap on leaders Arsenal to seven points.
Meanwhile, Javier Hernandez’s agent has revealed that United have no plans to sell the striker when the transfer window reopens next month amid interest from a host of European clubs, the Daily Star understands.
The Mexico international has struggled to hold down a regular starting berth since moving to Old Trafford in 2010, and has started just three league games this season.
However, Eduardo Hernandez – the striker’s representative, is sure that the club are planning to further integrate him in to their squad.
Despite his limited game time, the 25 year old has scored 54 times in all competitions in his time at the club so far.