we’re pleased and just hope we can get him back as quickly as we can. He’s an important player.”
The boss also provided a positive update on Rooney’s strike partner Robin van Persie, who has been out of action since 10 December when he sustained a thigh injury in the UEFA Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk.
“I’m hoping Robin has a good chance of training at the start of next week, so if I can get him back out on the grass and back with us, it’ll be a great boost for us all,” Moyes explained.
“He’s a really important player and a player we’ve missed. But he’s getting closer now and most of them are getting closer to fitness, so let’s hope it’s not too long until we get them back.”