Mike Phelan: Wayne Rooney on comeback trail

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Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan believes Wayne Rooney will return back in the country on top form.

The England international has enjoyed a rehabilitation and conditioning period in the USA after suffering an ankle injury earlier in the season.

Phelan has suggested the club's officials putting the 25-year-old through his paces are delighted with his progress and, although England's friendly against France on Wednesday will come too soon for the lively striker, the Red Devils number two is confident he will be back to his best in the coming weeks.

"Wayne has been doing really well," Phelan told Key 103."He has been training really hard, working morning and afternoon.

"Our people out there who are looking after him have been really pleased with his attitude and approach. All being well he can have a nice easy flight back.

"We will see where he is at on Monday but we think he will have improved immensely."

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