9 Apr 2014

Rooney set to play in Munich

9:28 am on 9 April 2014

The Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has allayed concerns about his fitness by taking part in training ahead of his side's Champions League quarter-final second leg at Bayern Munich.

The 28-year-old missed United's 4-0 win at Newcastle United on Sunday due to a toe injury, sparking fears that he could be forced to sit out Thursday's return leg at Munich's Allianz Arena.

However, he took part in a light workout at United's Carrington training centre prior to the squad's departure for Germany.

Ashley Young, who damaged ligaments in his hand against Newcastle, is doubtful for the game at Bayern, while Robin van Persie remains sidelined with a sprained knee and Juan Mata is cup-tied.

United and defending champions Bayern drew 1-1 in the first leg at Old Trafford last week.