However, Gerrard refused to be drawn on Rooney’s future at Old Trafford.
"He's the same old Wayne Rooney, he's been scoring goals, and he's ready to play. He's prepared really well, he needs minutes for his personal fitness and I'm sure he itching to start,” he told Sky Sports News.
"His future is none of my business. It is all about how he is feeling for Wednesday's game. I'm sure he will sort out the other problems for himself.”