Rooney trains ahead of Bay­ern trip

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Manch­ester United striker Wayne Rooney al­layed con­cerns about his fit­ness by tak­ing part in train­ing yes­ter­day ahead of his side’s Cham­pi­ons League quar­ter­fi­nal sec­ond leg at Bay­ern Mu­nich.

The 28-year-old missed United’s 4-0 win at New­cas­tle United on Satur­day due to a toe in­jury, spark­ing fears that he could be forced to sit out to­day’s re­turn leg at Mu­nich’s Al­lianz Arena.

How­ever, he took part in a light work­out at United’s Car­ring­ton train­ing cen­tre yes­ter­day morn­ing prior to the squad’s de­par­ture for Ger­many.

Bay­ern’s coach Pep Guardi­ola has said he is pos­i­tive Rooney will play against the Euro­pean cham­pi­ons.

“He will play. I am 100 per cent sure and I am will­ing to bet a large glass of beer on it,” the Spa­niard quipped dur­ing yes­ter­day’s press con­fer­ence in Mu­nich.

“This is one of the best play­ers I’ve seen play and the big play­ers do not want to miss this type of game.”

Ash­ley Young, who dam­aged lig­a­ments in his hand against New­cas­tle, is doubt­ful for the game at Bay­ern, while Robin van Per­sie re­mains side­lined with a sprained knee and Juan Mata is cup-tied.

United and de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Bay­ern drew 1-1 in the first leg at Old Traf­ford last week.

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