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Wayne Rooney doubtful for Manchester United but Robin van Persie set to feature

Wayne Rooney: Doubtful for Norwich game, but Robin van Persie should be fit

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Wayne Rooney is a doubt for Manchester United's trip to Norwich with an ankle injury - but Robin van Persie should be fit.

The striking duo both pulled out of midweek internationals for England and Holland, respectively, but it does not seem the damage is too bad in either case.

"There is a doubt about Wayne, but Robin should be fit," said United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

Ferguson also confirmed Jonny Evans was doubtful for the Carrow Road encounter with a groin injury.

However, the United boss had good news on fellow defender Phil Jones.

The England defender has not played for the Red Devils this term after suffering a knee injury during pre-season.

However, Jones is closing on a return, which could come against Galatasaray in the UEFA Champions League next Tuesday.

"Phil has been training all week," said Ferguson. "We will take him to Turkey. That is a great start for him."

Ferguson also re-stated his intention to hand Javier Hernandez a start after

his match-winning cameo at Aston Villa last week.

"Javier came on last week and changed the game completely," continued Ferguson. "He should start tomorrow."

What will be the outcome in the match Norwich vs Man Utd?

  • Norwich
  • Draw
  • Man Utd