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Jose Mourinho: I will need Rooney against Anderlecht

Being injured Rooney became sidelined star of Man United. Problem ankle and thigh made England captain out for 3 weeks. He lost plenty of matches for that time.

Still, Jose Mourinho wants him on the pitch. It means that Wayne Rooney could return to the squad for tomorrow game against Anderlecht.

Manchester United ended the match v Belgium team with the 1-1 draw. And for the next meeting, Mourinho wants to see his squad with the captain in fully armed.

Mourinho says: “Rooney is working hard and improving all the time. He can help to score and control the game. He also was positively about playing on the pitch during training session”.

“He is professional and knows how this knockout phases can be crucial. He had some problems with recovering, but we all have it after all. We can’t lose more players for injury because we need all of them in the coming games”, said Manchester United’s coach.

Probably Rooney will play tomorrow match, but the injured trio still recovering. Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, and Juan Mata will be out another few weeks.

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