David Moyes has almost a fully fit squad to choose from for tomorrow’s trip to bottom of the table Sunderland.
The Champions only real injury concern is over centre-back Rio Ferdinand, who picked up a groin injury in last weekend’s defeat to West Bromwich Albion.
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Wayne Rooney looks to be heading closer toward the Old Trafford exit door after the Metro reported that the striker has been ordered to train with the youth team.
The 27 year old has been strongly linked with a move away from the club all summer , though so far the club have rejected offers for the player.
Tom Cleverley has been ruled out of England’s forthcoming international friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil with a calf injury.
The midfielder’s international involvement had been thrown into question when he was substituted in United’s final day 5-5 draw with West Bromwich Albion eight days ago.
Manchester United were beaten by Chelsea for the second time in just over a month after Juan Mata’s late deflected goal secured all three points for Rafael Benitez’s side.
The Champions also lost defender Rafael with less than a minute of regular time to play after he kicked out at compatriot David Luiz, whose reaction left manager Sir Alex Ferguson less than pleased:
Manchester United will take to the Emirates pitch to applause from the Arsenal players and staff after the Gunners confirmed that they will give a guard of honour to the new Premier League Champions ahead of Sunday’s game.
Top scorer Robin Van Persie will return to his former stomping ground for the first time since joining United back in August, and will be keen to add to his 24 league goals as he looks to become only the second player to have won the Premier League Golden Boot in successive years with different clubs.
Manchester United have the chance to all but wrap up the Premier League title when they face West Ham United at Upton Park this evening.
If the league leaders win, and second place Manchester City lose to Wigan Athletic, they will be eighteen points clear with the current Champions having just eighteen left to play for.
Manchester United have been boosted by news of Darren Fletcher’s return to light training.
The Scotland international has been back at Carrington, having battled a chronic bowel condition for almost eighteen months.
Manchester United’s Tom Cleverley has spoken of Paul Scholes influence on him as a player, ahead of England’s World Cup Qualifier with Montenegro.
The 23 year old, has been touted as a long term replacement for Scholes when he eventually hangs up his boots, is set to win his ninth international cap in Podgorica tomorrow evening.
Manchester United will be hoping to record a sixth straight league victory as they host managerless Reading on Saturday afternoon.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s men are currently twelve points clear at the top of the Premier League, though their advantage could be cut with second place Manchester City facing Everton in the day’s early kick-off.
Wayne Rooney set England on their way to a famous 2-1 victory over Brazil at Wembley last night.
The United forward followed up Theo Walcott’s effort on 26 minutes, before going on to complete the match along with Chris Smalling, whilst Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck were taken off after 45 minutes and 60 minutes respectively.
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