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Injured Rooney tipped to face Tottenham

28 December 2013 16:23

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is expected to recover from a groin strain in time to face Tottenham on New Year's Day.

Rooney missed Saturday's trip to Norwich City after suffering a recurrence of the groin problem that saw him sit out the League Cup quarter-final against Stoke City earlier this month.

But the Premier League champions are confident that the 28-year-old will be in contention to make an immediate return when Tottenham head north to Old Trafford on Wednesday.

"Wayne Rooney didn't travel to Norwich due to the recurrence of a groin strain. He should be available for #mufc vs @SpursOfficial on 1 Jan," confirmed United via the club's official Twitter account.

Rooney, on target in the 3-2 win at Hull City on Boxing Day, is United's top scorer this season with 11 goals in all competitions.

Manager David Moyes will be desperate to have Rooney at his disposal against Tottenham as he is already without the services of striker Robin van Persie, who is expected to return next month from a thigh problem.

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Competition
Premier League
Date
1 January 2014
Game week
20
Kick-off
18:30
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
1 - 2
Venue
Old Trafford (Manchester)
Attendance
75265

Goals

0 - 1
34' E. Adebayor
 (assist by C. Eriksen)
0 - 2
D. Welbeck 67'
(assist by A. Januzaj) 
1 - 2

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
15
3
6
12
16
25
23
44 89'
10 41'
19 67'
Coach: D. Moyes
# Player Bookings
25
20
3
6
2
7
19 80'
15
23 66'
10 34'
9
Coach: T. Sherwood

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
42
21
37
11
16
24
35

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22:57
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10:12
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23:21
23:19
22:45
22:38
22:29
21:53
21:30
21:28
21:09
20:45
20:21
19:51
19:30
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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 3 +7 9
2 3 +5 9
3 2 +5 6
4 3 +3 6
5 2 +1 4
6 3 +1 4
7 2 +1 4
8 2 +1 4
9 3 +0 4
10 3 -1 3
11 2 -1 3
12 3 -4 3
13 3 -1 2
14 3 -1 2
15 3 -2 2
16 3 -3 2
17 3 -3 2
18 2 -2 1
19 3 -3 1
20 3 -3 1

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