Moyes reveals Rooney & Fellaini fit for Everton trip

The duo have been given the all-clear to return to first-team action at their former club this Sunday, while there was less positive news on Rafael and Robin van Persie

David Moyes has revealed that Wayne Rooney and Marouane Fellaini are back in contention for Manchester United’s trip to Everton on Sunday.

The Belgian missed the Champions League quarter-final defeat to Bayern Munich earlier this month but has been passed fit for a return to his former club, while Rooney is also back in action.

The England international was below par in the 3-1 loss to Bayern and required a painkilling injection to see him through the 90 minutes but Moyes confirmed the 28-year-old is ready to feature at Goodison Park.

“Rooney trained great this week and has been in really good form,” Moyes said. “We’re getting him hopefully back as he wasn’t quite right with his toe at times. He’s trained great though.

“Felli didn’t play against Bayern but we expect him back fit because he has trained all week.”

The Scot also gave an injury update on Rafael and Robin van Persie, who remain sidelined through injury, but had more encouraging news on Jonny Evans’ comeback.

“Evans is making progress but Rafa is the one player not available,” he added.

“Robin is in Holland and improving but we always thought it would be four to six weeks. We’ll have a better assessment in the next week or so as we’ll see how he is coming along.

“Our medical team is heading out there to see him this week to get a better feel as to exactly where he is.”

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