Manchester United and England boosted by striker’s return to light training

Manchester United have been boosted by the potential return of Wayne Rooney, who has returned to light training following a knee injury he picked up in February, The Sun reports.

Rooney has missed no less than 10 games since damaging his knee last month, with the club captain’s injury also a big concern for England ahead of Euro 2016.

However, the Three Lions record goalscorer has returned to the gym at Carrington, and is expected to do some soft running over the international break.

Thiss will come as welcomed news to the Red Devils, who are fighting to finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League.

The 30-year-old is set to visit St George’s Park to be around his international teammates, and will also be watching their friendly against the Netherlands next Tuesday.

His absence for United has had a slight positive though, with 18-year-old striker Marcus Rashford seizing the chance given by manager Louis van Gaal to score five goals in eight games.