Moyes gives latest Man United injury update ahead of Bayern trip
Wayne Rooney could take a painkilling injection to be fit to play in Manchester United's clash with Bayern Munich
Wayne Rooney is willing to take a painkilling injection in order to be able to play in Manchester United’s crunch Champions League clash with Bayern Munich, David Moyes has revealed.
The England striker has been suffering with a toe injury but trained with his team-mates on Tuesday morning before flying out to Munich with the rest of the squad ahead of the quarter-final second leg.
If he is determined we would be mad not to give him that opportunity
And Moyes, whose side take a 1-1 draw to the Allianz Arena for Wednesday’s clash, confirmed that the 28-year-old is in contention to feature in Munich.
“Wayne was able to train and he is massively keen to play,” Moyes said.
“He’s not trained all week so we have to be wary of that. We’ll do everything we possibly can.
“He’s happy to take an injection to play in the game, which shows you his feeling about the game and about the club.
“We think it’s OK. We wouldn’t do anything medically wrong. We’ve taken advice from the doctors and the people who advise us.
“Everybody knows the type of character Wayne is and he is determined to play.
“If he is determined we would be mad not to give him that opportunity.”
Bayern Munich v Man United: Pre-match facts
• Bayern have drawn the first leg in Europe 1-1 away 11 times, winning every tie.
• Bayern had been 33 games unbeaten away from home in the Bundesliga (W29 D4), breaking their German top-flight record set between December 1985 and August 1987.
• David Moyes is the first manager to take charge of United in Europe other than Sir Alex Ferguson since Ron Atkinson guided them to the Uefa Cup quarter-finals in 1984-85.
• Patrice Evra is available after a one-match ban in the first leg. Rio Ferdinand is a booking away from a suspension.