Man Utd's Rooney: I'm fit - and don't blame boots!

Wayne Rooney has declared himself fit for Manchester United's Champions League clash at Sporting Lisbon tomorrow night.

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Rooney, back from a metatarsal injury, insisted: "I'm fine. I feel I could have played a few weeks ago and I'm a bit disappointed I haven't.

"But it was probably the best thing in the long run. I've been dying to play. I wanted to make sure the manager knew I was ready to come back.

"The manager and physios have been a bit cautions and rightly so - it's a long season.

"Hopefully, I can get a run-out on Wednesday and get back playing."

Rooney, 21, picked up his injury against Reading on the opening day of the season.

He added: "It's the third time I've had this injury and it was disappointing it happened so early in the season.

"But because I've had them before I know when I'm ready to return.

"I know there has been a lot of talk about the boots but they are fine. If you have a lad like Michael Duberry stamp on your foot, then it is quite likely that foot is going to break."

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