Fergie allays Rooney fears

United boss insists England striker is fine

Rooney: No knee problem

Sir Alex Ferguson has quashed reports suggesting Wayne Rooney is nursing a knee problem.

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"Wayne is fit and there's nothing wrong with his knee."

Sir Alex Ferguson

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Speculation had hinted that the Manchester United striker was suffering with tendonitis after a gruelling 2009/10 campaign.

Some even claimed the England international may struggle to make this summer's World Cup if the problem got any worse.

However, Ferguson insists his in-form frontman, who has 18 goals in his last 15 games, is fit and healthy and raring to go in Saturday's Premier League showdown with Bolton.

"Wayne is fit and there's nothing wrong with his knee," the United boss told the club's official website.

Ferguson has also revealed that Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes are expected to feature at the Reebok Stadium, with both men having suffered niggling injuries of late.

Invaluable

"Scholes is okay again after an ankle knock and Ryan is a further week on with his training," he said.

"Whether I start him or not is another matter. But his and Scholes' experience is invaluable at this time of year."

United have also welcomed John O'Shea back to full training this week, after a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a thigh problem.

The versatile Irishman is still some way off full match fitness, having not played since November, but Ferguson expects him to be back in action by the end of the season.

"John O'Shea took part in a training session (on Thursday) for the first time and we expect him back at the start of April," added the Scot.

"These are plus points for us at the moment because all season we've had to deal with defenders being injured all the time and that's not easy."

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