Dimitar Berbatov, who opened his scoring account with United last game, and Carlos Tevez, who will replace Rooney, are looking forward to face Blackburn away at Ewood Park tomorrow. Wayne Rooney will be fit for England next week, even though he is still a doubt to play tomorrow.
Rooney has only just returned to training after injuring his ankle in Aalborg last Tuesday, but Sir Alex Ferguson has “no issues” with the 22-year-old joining up with Fabio Capello’s England squad for the World Cup double-header with Kazakhstan and Belarus next week.
United’s Captain Gary Neville is also a doubt with a minor thigh injury, while Owen Hargreaves and Michael Carrick join Paul Scholes (knee) on the sidelines.
Traveling squad: Van der Sar, Amos, Neville, Brown, Rafael, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evans, Evra, Ronaldo, O’Shea, Fletcher, Anderson, Giggs, Nani, Tevez, Berbatov, Rooney, Welbeck.