Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Wayne Rooney is back in training this week after recovering from a metatarsal injury.

"He's started training which is good. I'd not have brought him back to training unless he was ready," said Ferguson.

"The latest scan was good and I'm pleased with that. We have to wait and see how his fitness is after being out but I'm delighted he's on his way back."

Fergie will now watch Rooney closely over the next few days to see if he is ready for Saturday's 12noon kick-off at Goodison Park.