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Man Utd expect Rooney to be right to face Valencia

Manchester United assistant boss Mike Phelan expects striker Wayne Rooney to be available to take on Valencia in the Champions League this week.

The England international has been struggling with an ankle problem recently and was subbed off during Sunday's 2-2 draw at Bolton but Phelan says he should be right for Wednesday.

"Wayne Rooney had a bit of a knock," said Phelan.

"He has a little issue with his ankle. We don't know how serious.

"We will have a look in the morning but we think he will be OK for Wednesday.

"He has been playing with it for a couple of weeks now and during the game we decided he wasn't getting into the areas we wanted and he wasn't getting chances, so we had to change it."

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