Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is happy with what he's seen from Wayne Rooney in training.

Ferguson believes Rooney is looking fitter now than he did on the opening day.

The United gaffer said: "Wayne has had a great training programme in the time he was off.

"He was never out of the gym to begin with because running was out of the question. In the last two weeks he gradually got into the football part, not in contact situations.

"He was getting his fitness back very well in terms of his timing."