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Boost for United as attacking duo fit for PSV

Rooney and Martial available for tomorrow night’s Champions League fixture, although van Gaal insists they are not guaranteed their spots.

Image: Martin Rickett

WAYNE ROONEY AND Anthony Martial have been passed fit for Manchester United’s Champions League group encounter against PSV Eindhoven tomorrow.

Both attackers missed United’s last-minute 2-1 win at Watford on Saturday. Rooney withdrew with illness, while Martial injured his foot on international duty for France.

The duo trained today though, and manager Louis van Gaal confirmed that both will be available for selection at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. However, whether they will start or not remains to be seen.

“It is not automatic [that they will start]. It is always a decision of the manager. I will always compare players with each other and I take into account how fit they are. Rooney and Martial have shown their fitness on the training ground,” van Gaal said.

Source: Martin Rickett

Marouane Fellaini is another who has returned to the squad after injury which is welcome news for van Gaal, who is dealing with a lengthy injury list.

Ander Herrera (hamstring) and Phil Jones (ankle) are unavailable following injuries at Watford and they join the likes of Michael Carrick, Antonio Valencia and Luke Shaw on the sidelines.

United are top of Group B on seven points, one point ahead of PSV and Wolfsburg, with CSKA two points further back.

They will be looking for revenge against the Dutch champions after they lost in Eindhoven in their opening game of the group stages in September. It was a horror away trip for van Gaal’s side that also saw Shaw suffer a horrific leg break.

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