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Fergie delighted to name Man Utd duo Rooney, Ronaldo

The 21-year-old England striker has been out since sustaining a metatarsal in the opening day draw against Reading.

Boss Sir Alex Ferguson said: "Rooney has trained very well and will travel.

"But whether I start him, put him on the bench or leave him out until Wednesday night, that's something I have to decide."

He added: "He is desperate to play but we will take medical advice from the doctor."

Cristiano Ronaldo returns from suspension and starts, but Darren Fletcher hurt a knee playing for Scotland in France and is out.

Ferguson is delighted that Ronaldo is back at his disposal again - but warned him not to rise to any provocation in a manner that earned him a ban after his red card at Portsmouth.

He said: "Ronaldo being back is a big plus. You miss players who make a difference, who can change the pattern of a game and create opportunities for you.

"What happened at Portsmouth was unusual because he normally has a good temperament to handle that kind of thing.

"But there is no question some players will maybe try to provoke a reaction from him now.

"It is up to Ronaldo to control himself and to know what a good player he is. He is only helping other team by reacting to it."

Ferguson revealed Fletcher could face up to six weeks on the sidelines after a challenge by Patrick Vieira in Scotland's Euro 2008 win in Paris on Wednesday.

He said: "It is a disappointment. It was a really bad, nasty challenge."

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