Man Utd boss Ferguson eager to get Rooney fit for Real Madrid

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will tune up for their Champions League tie with Real Madrid with a start tonight in their FA Cup replay against West Ham United.

The England star is coming back from his third lay-off of the season, and Ferguson maintains he needs longer than most players to get up to speed again because of his muscular physique.

The United boss said recently: "He's missed bits of games and I think Wayne is the type of player who can't miss games.

"The frame he's got, the type of person he is, he needs to play all the time."

Have your say

Related Images