FOOTBALL NEWS

14/09/2012 22:30, Report by Nick Coppack

Rooney making good progress

Wayne Rooney is recovering well from the horrific leg gash he sustained against Fulham three weeks ago.

The striker required surgery on a wound that missed his femoral artery by mere millimetres, and yet his Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is confident the striker will return soon.

"Wayne's doing very well," Sir Alex said. "The scar's healed well and he's training terrifically.

"The issue now is when do we decide to bring him into the game? We have to take the medical advice on that one.

"He's training very well but he’s not back in football training yet. All his work is being done with the physios at this point in time."

Meanwhile, Sir Alex confirmed both Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa trained on Friday, despite suffering injury scares during the week.

Van Persie limped out of Holland's World Cup qualifier against Hungary at half-time, while Kagawa withdrew at the 11th hour from Japan's clash with Iraq.

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