Manchester United boss David Moyes has played down injury fears for Wayne Rooney.

Rooney's name was missing from the squad that booked a Capital One Cup semi-final encounter with Sunderland next month thanks to a 2-0 win at Stoke, there were obvious concerns among the United support.

But Moyes insists it is nothing serious and the 28-year-old may yet play a full part in the festive programme as United look to get their Premier League campaign back on track.

"It's a groin strain," said the United boss.

Then, when asked whether Rooney could face West Ham, Moyes replied: "He has got a chance, yes."

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