Rooney set for shock Bayern return: reports
By Soccernet staff
April 5, 2010
Wayne Rooney has been rated a "40%" chance of making a shock return from injury in Manchester United's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich on Wednesday, according to reports.
Rooney had been predicted to miss up to three weeks after spraining his ankle in the first leg of United's quarter-final tie last week, but his recovery has been so rapid that he should be back for the Premier League trip to Blackburn on Sunday at the latest, the Mirror's website said.
That would go against the bookies' predictions, which had a return in the Manchester derby ten days after the Bayern match on April 17 as the most likely outcome.
England star man Rooney is known for both his ability to bounce back from injuries quicker than expected and his relentless desire to play every match, so given United's defeat at Old Trafford to title rivals Chelsea in his absence, the striker would be desperate to get back in action for his club.
According to the report, Rooney has been doing bicycle work under the supervision of club medical staff since Thursday. Rooney scored as United lost 2-1 away to Bayern in Germany before rolling his ankle late in the match and leaving the stadium on crutches with a protective boot around his right foot, meaning United need a 1-0 win or better to advance to the semi-finals.
Still doubt he could make it for UCL match against Bayern Munchen. Agreed at the earliest game would be against Manchester City. He been so sensational this season. After been shadowed by Ronaldo and been asked to play more as wide player, he had showed why he is so important to United. A legend already he is. He will be always be United. Once a red always a red.