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Rooney set for starting berth at Stoke

Wayne Rooney is set to return to the Manchester United starting line-up for tomorrow afternoon’s trip to Stoke City.

The England international came on for the final half an hour of the Premier League champions’ 2-0 win over Cardiff City on Tuesday evening – his first appearance for the club since New Year’s Day.

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Rooney and Van Persie remaiin doubtful for Chelsea clash

Wayne Rooney will face a late fitness test ahead of Manchester United’s clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The England international has not played since the home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on New Year’s Day, and was sent to Egypt for rehabilitation this week by manager David Moyes while Robin van Persie is also not guaranteed to feature, despite recovering from a thigh problem that has kept him out for the past month.

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Rooney and Van Persie set to return as United look to end losing streak

Manchester United will look to end a run of three straight defeats as they host Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

One of those losses of course came against Swansea, when the pair met at Old Trafford in the third round of the FA Cup last Sunday.

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United look to make amends by drawing first blood against Sunderland

Manchester United will be looking to bounce back from their FA Cup disappointment with victory over Sunderland in tonight’s League Cup semi-final first leg at the Stadium of Light.

Rio Ferdinand is a fitness doubt after picking up a knock at the weekend however Patrice Evra, Michael Carrick and Nemanja Vidic could all return.

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Welbeck doubtful for Hull clash

Manchester United head into this afternoon’s match with Hull City looking to secure a fifth successive win in all competitions.

The champions may be without Danny Welbeck, who suffered a knee injury in Saturday’s win over West Ham United, while the game may come too soon for both Michael Carrick and Robin van Persie.

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Rooney banned for Newcastle clash

Manchester United will be without Wayne Rooney for tomorrow’s visit of Newcastle United after receiving his fifth booking of the season in Wednesday evening’s defeat to Everton.

Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa are both doubtful through injury and illness respectively, though Phil Jones could return after serving his ban.

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Ferdinand confident ahead of Arsenal visit

Rio Ferdinand has issued a rallying cry ahead of this weekend’s clash with Premier League leaders Arsenal, the Metro understands.

The champions currently sit in eighth place in the division, eight points behind the Gunners who are full of confidence following back to back wins over Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund.

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United looking for fourth straight win at Fulham

Manchester United will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to seven games in all competitions as they travel to Fulham in the Premier League tomorrow afternoon.

David Moyes’ is set to rotate his squad again after making changes for the 4-0 win over Norwich City in the League Cup fourth round last time out though Danny Welbeck (knee) remains unavailable.

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Van Perise back for Stoke clash

Manchester United are set to welcome back Robin van Persie for tomorrow’s visit of Stoke City, after the striker sat out of Wednesday’s win over Real Sociedad in a bid to recover from toe and groin problems.

Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck could also return after recovering from their respective injuries.

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Moyes has defensive headache ahead of Sociedad clash

Central defensive duo Rio Ferdinad and Nemanja Vidic are both doubtful for this evening’s visit of Real Sociedad.

Both missed the 1-1 draw with Southampton at the weekend with minor knocks, with Phil Jones and Jonny Evans deputising.

Tom Cleverley may also miss out as he struggles to recover from a calf injury, while Danny Welbeck missed the final training session ahead of the game.

However, the club have been boosted by the availability of midfielder Adnan Januzaj, who has been added to the Champions League squad as a home grown player having missed the win over Bayer Leverkusen and draw at Shakhtar Donetsk.

Three points here would see David Moyes’ men strengthen their position at the top of Group A ahead of the return match in Sociedad in a fortnight’s time.

Elsewhere, Darren Fletcher has returned to training, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The Scotland international has played just thirteen times since being diagnosed with a chronic bowel condition in December 2011, with his last game coming in the 4-3 win over Newcastle United on Boxing Day last year.

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has also hinted that he may be nearing an international recall, after revealing that he had a positive phone conversation with the 29 year old.