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Last Updated: Friday, 14 September 2007, 21:24 GMT 22:24 UK
Rooney returns to Man Utd squad
Wayne Rooney holds his foot after breaking a bone during Manchester United's 0-0 draw with Reading on Sunday
Wayne Rooney has been out since breaking his foot
Wayne Rooney returns to Manchester United's squad to face former club Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday after recovering from a broken foot.

The 21-year-old England striker has been out since sustaining the injury in the opening day draw against Reading.

Boss Sir Alex Ferguson said: "Rooney has trained very well and will travel.

"But whether I start him, put him on the bench or leave him out until Wednesday night, that's something I have to decide."

He added: "He is desperate to play but we will take medical advice from the doctor."

Cristiano Ronaldo returns from suspension and starts, but Darren Fletcher hurt a knee playing for Scotland in France and is out.


Ferguson is delighted that Ronaldo is back at his disposal again - but warned him not to rise to any provocation in a manner that earned him a ban after his red card at Portsmouth.

He said: "Ronaldo being back is a big plus. You miss players who make a difference, who can change the pattern of a game and create opportunities for you.

"What happened at Portsmouth was unusual because he normally has a good temperament to handle that kind of thing.

"But there is no question some players will maybe try to provoke a reaction from him now.

"It is up to Ronaldo to control himself and to know what a good player he is. He is only helping other team by reacting to it."

Ferguson revealed Fletcher could face up to six weeks on the sidelines after a challenge by Patrick Vieira in Scotland's Euro 2008 win in Paris on Wednesday.

He said: "It is a disappointment. It was a really bad, nasty challenge."

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