Colombian front man to miss out on debt day clash with City.
Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao has been ruled out of this weekend’s derby day clash with Manchester City, but Louis Van Gaal will be able to welcome Wayne Rooney back into the fold, the Daily Express reports.
Rooney was spotted limping heavily at a sponsorship event at Old Trafofrd on Monday but Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal says it was because his shoes were too tight and he will be able to return from his three-game ban at the etihad Stadium.
“Rooney was not injured, the media was writing that. He was never injured. Maybe his shoes were too tight, that is possible, but he was never injured. He shall play, he is my captain. That is all I can say to you because he is my captain and he shall play. But Falcao is still injured,” Van Gaal said.
“I have heard that Rooney has scored a lot of goals against Manchester City, the most of any player. I said that to him to stimulate him but he doesn’t need that. I am very happy that he can play again and he shall play.”
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