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26/04/2010 08:24

Papers: Roo OK for Stoke

Rooney: I'll be fit to face Stoke
Wayne Rooney will be back for United's final game of the season against Stoke on May 9. Rooney, in London last night to pick up his PFA Player of the Year Award, said: "I'm fine. I'll be all right for the World Cup. In fact, I'll be ready for the Stoke game." United feared Rooney, suffering from groin and ankle problems, would miss the title run-in - so his pledge is a massive boost for boss Alex Ferguson as well as England chief Fabio Capello. Rooney paid tribute to Fergie as he picked up his trophy, with the Young Player of the Year award going to James Milner. "Sir Alex is a great manager who has really brought me on as a player since I joined United," he said. "His hunger passes through to the players. It's great to see he's pushing 70 and hasn't changed a bit. I'm sure he'll be here for a long time yet."
Shaun Custis, The Sun

United and Everton are, according to the Daily Mail, in a tussle for the signature of highly-rated 17-year-old Dutch winger Bob Schepers, who plays for Second Division side SC Cambuur-Leeuwarden in Holland.

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