Wayne Rooney was in good spirits at Manchester United training yesterday in front of the European media.

Rooney was all smiles as he trained without wearing the specially designed protective headband he sported at the weekend against Crystal Palace - although it is expected to return when he faces Bayer Leverkusen in United's Champions League opener.

The England striker looked pleased to be back in the United fold after coming close to leaving for Chelsea in the summer transfer window.

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