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Man United vs Anderlecht: Rooney set for return

Europa League By: Olakunle Brown | 19/04/2017

Rooney celebrates a goal

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has confirmed that captain Wayne Rooney will return from injury against Anderlecht in the second leg of the Europa League quarter-final game on Thursday night.

The 31-year-old has been out since April due to a succession of injuries but the manager who guided the team to a 2-0 win against Chelsea at the weekend in the premier league. 

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"No injuries from the [Chelsea] game, but also no-one recovered. [Juan] Mata, [Phil] Jones, [Chris] Smalling - they are still out. Wayne is the only one that is possible, but I cannot confirm now," Mourinho told reporters.

"He's working, he's improving and, if in this session the answer is positive, I will select him to be on the bench tomorrow. His experience, his know-how of this knock-out phase - I think he's a player that can be useful tomorrow. He can help us."

Rooney has scored just five goals for Manchester United during the 2016-17 season so far.