thumbnail Hello,

After missing the last two games against Norwich and Galatasaray, Sir Alex Ferguson revealed the striker will be in from the start against the Premier League's bottom club

Wayne Rooney will return to the starting lineup for Manchester United when they take on Premier League strugglers QPR at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The England international was ruled out of the defeat to Norwich last Saturday with tonsillitis, before finding himself left out of the squad that was beaten by Galatasaray in the Champions League on Tuesday, but Sir Alex Ferguson let slip that he will start as United against the top-flight's bottom club.

PREMIER LEAGUE PREVIEW
18/1 Rooney is 18/1 with bet365 to score first in a 3-0 win for Man Utd over QPR
"Wayne is fit," Sir Alex told reporters. "He had tonsillitis last week but he's been training all week, which is good."

Chris Smalling could also return after shaking off a shoulder injury to hand the United boss a major defensive boost ahead of the clash with managerless Rangers, who sacked former Red Devils striker Mark Hughes on Friday, but Jonny Evans remains a doubt while a hamstring injury will sideline keep Nani on the sidelines.

"Jonny Evans will hopefully train today but I don't know if he will be available," Ferguson added.

"Chris Smalling is available. He had a small shoulder injury but I wanted to play Phil Jones in midweek and I thought he did really well, which is good news.

"Nani isn't available yet. He's still got a problem with his hamstring."

The Barclays Premier League is preparing to welcome the 250 millionth fan through the turnstiles and to celebrate the occasion, Barclays is launching a 'Find the Fan' competition to reward a supporter and three friends from each of the 20 clubs with a VIP trip to see their team in league action. With photographers at all 20 Barclays Premier League fixtures on November 24 & 25, and 27 & 28, click on Barclays' Football Facebook site and identify yourself to be eligble for the prize draw

Related

From the web