Not much in today’s news. Wayne Rooney is targeting a return in the Manchester derby and Piers Morgan signs off from The Daily Mail with a final insult to United.
The Daily Express is reporting that Wayne Rooney has returned to training and could be in contention for a role in next week’s Manchester derby. A year ago this would’ve been massive news, but this just isn’t the good news that it should be. Maybe it’s because I haven’t forgiven Rooney yet, or maybe it’s because he is coming back from injury and has been in dismal form since March. Also, our other strikers have done admirably in Rooney’s absence. Javier Hernandez is on fire right now with six goals in 12 games, and frankly I don’t see any reason why he should be dropped given his current form. Dimitar Berbatov started the season strong, but he’s on a bit of a dry spell in terms of goals. So perhaps the Bulgarian would be sacrificed for Rooney. There is no doubt that an in form Rooney is a potent threat, but he’s not in form right now. Maybe his new deal has set his head straight, but that’s yet to be seen. It’s doubtful we’ll see Rooney in a starting role, but an appearance from off the bench is definitely possible.
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