Rooney set for Manchester United return

  • England striker Wayne Rooney is expected to return for Manchester United this week after sustaining a deep gash to his thigh that has ruled him out for a month so far.

    Rooney's leg was severely cut in an accidental collision with Fulham forward Hugo Rodallega at Old Trafford on August 25.

    The 26-year-old may be ready to play against Newcastle United in the League Cup on Wednesday or against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday, according to manager Alex Ferguson.