Wayne Rooney fit for Manchester United's clash against QPR

Wayne Rooney is line for a return to the Manchester United starting team after overcoming a bout of tonsillitis.

Rooney missed last weekend’s defeat to Norwich as well as the midweek defeat to Galatasaray in the Champions League, but he has trained with the team and is available for selection against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

“Wayne Rooney is fit. He had tonsillitis but has been training all week, which is good,” manager Sir Alex Ferguson called.

Chris Smalling picked up a shoulder injury in the defeat to Galatasaray but he has recovered and could feature against the Premier League strugglers, but Jonny Evans could miss out.

Ferguson welcomed Phil Jones back to the team following his injury lay-off and the manager is delighted that his injury concerns are easing.

“Jonny Evans will hopefully train today but I don’t know if he will be available for tomorrow. Chris Smalling had a small shoulder injury on Tuesday night,” Ferguson added.

“I wanted to play Phil Jones anyway – at least the two of them are back because I thought Jones did very well in his first game back, which is really good news.”

Ferguson does still have some injury concerns, however, with Nani yet to recover from a hamstring injury.

“Nani is not available yet, he’s not fit yet. He’s still got a little problem with his hamstring,” he explained.