Wayne Rooney set for Manchester United return against Wigan Athletic

Wayne RooneyManchester United striker Wayne Rooney is expected to return to action on Saturday against Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford.

Rooney has been suffering from an ankle injury for the last few weeks, having struggled for form so far this season.  Rooney has scored just a solitary goal for Manchester United so far this term, following a very disappointing World Cup.

The England striker just spent a week in the USA undergoing intensive conditioning work to also help him make up for pre-season training which he missed in the aftermath of the World Cup.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is upbeat about Rooney’s imminent return, telling the Manchester Evening News, “Wayne’s had a good week, he’s trained very hard, two days two sessions, three days three sessions, we’ve achieved what we wanted to achieve.”

Rooney’s injuries have meant that he has missed 13 of Manchester United ‘s 20 games so far this season.

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