Manchester United manager confirms Wayne Rooney return

Games don’t come much bigger than Tottenham v Manchester United and the Premier League clash on Sunday will go a long way in determining whether the Red Devils can challenge Manchester City in the title race.

Manchester United manager confirms Wayne Rooney return

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March 2nd, 2012

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Defeat is likely to leave them five points behind Roberto Mancini’s men and the good news is that Wayne Rooney is back in the team after recovering from a throat infection. However, it appears as though the visitors to White Hart Lane might be missing Chris Smalling after sustaining a head injury for England on Wednesday.

“Playing Tottenham is always a tremendous highlight of the season,” manager Sir Alex Ferguson said.

“It is a very important game for us because if you look at the rest of the season, in the build-up to the second game against Manchester City (on April 30), it is our hardest away game, there is no doubt about that.”

Michael Owen has also started training again after recovering from a thigh problem which gives the champions an extra option in attack.

“Hopefully Michael can have a little bit of luck now because he has not had much of that at all,” said Ferguson.

“His injuries have always been long term but hopefully he will be back for the end of the season now, which would help us.”

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