UK time is: 07:01:05
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Rooney Is Fit And Available

Wayne Rooney has been passed fit after coming through Tuesday's training without a hitch. He is set to start against AC Milan, even though Sir Alex had expressed concerns about his fitness after the 1-0 at Wolves on Saturday.

However, the boss confirmed that his best player would be available for selection tonight as United aim to hold on to a 3-2 lead from the first leg in the 1st knockout round of the Champions League.

It brings the question: how will we line up? Fergie has two strikers to choose from which means that he could field a 4-4-2, thus leaving Gibson out. But it's very dangerous to pit only Scholes and Fletcher against Milan's experienced central midfielders.

I expect Valencia, Park and Nani to form a supporting three behind Rooney, with Fletcher and Scholes playing deep and Berbatov on the bench. This would allow us to control the game and Scholes' aging legs would get plenty of protection from Fletcher and the centrally deployed Park.

Yeah, it doesn't look very good but what can we do? We can wish that Carrick was available - but he's not.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 10 2010

Time: 11:39AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
This is a huge boost for us,I would not start Nani if he has to play on the left and looking at Berba's workrate at Wolves,if he can carryout even half of that,then I would start him against Milan and its great to hear SAF saying that we will attack,I guess its the best option rather than playing defensive and still keeping Milan in the tie.
Antriksh (abmtd)
Report Abuse
10/03/2010 14:41:00

Roo up front by himself - might work, the 4-5-1 has grown on me this season - always been used to 4-4-2 though!
niteworlok
Report Abuse
10/03/2010 19:38:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

United v Leicester - Stat Attack (Friday January 30 2015)

Anderson Set to Finally Leave (Friday January 30 2015)

Carrick injury Woe (Friday January 30 2015)

No Purchases Only Sales (Friday January 30 2015)

Is Strootman Deal Now Off the Agenda? (Friday January 30 2015)

Fletcher Looks to be West Ham Bound (Friday January 30 2015)

Phelan Set for Hull Role (Friday January 30 2015)

Clyne Talk is 100% Speculation (Friday January 30 2015)

United Sign Defender Shock! (Friday January 30 2015)

Powell Hull Bound? (Thursday January 29 2015)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Q.P.R. 0 - 2 Man Utd
Man Utd 0 - 1 Southampton
Stoke 1 - 1 Man Utd
Spurs 0 - 0 Man Utd
Man Utd 3 - 1 Newcastle
Aston Villa 1 - 1 Man Utd

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 22 16 4 2 32 52
2. Man City 22 14 5 3 23 47
3. Southampton 22 13 3 6 21 42
4. Man Utd 22 11 7 4 15 40
5. Arsenal 22 11 6 5 14 39
6. Spurs 22 11 4 7 2 37
7. West Ham 22 10 6 6 10 36

Breaking League News

Crystal Palace V Everton Match Preview
Everton : 31/01/2015 06:44:00
West Bromwich Albion vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Spurs : 31/01/2015 05:35:00
2021
Aston Villa : 30/01/2015 23:48:00
Gabriel Paulista- What's In A Name?
Arsenal : 30/01/2015 20:07:00
Team News: Chelsea v City
Man City : 30/01/2015 20:06:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

United v Leicester?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
United to win! 95%
Leicester to win! 5%
Draw! 0%