Struggling Man United captain set to return against former club

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney will be fit to return to action against former club Everton this weekend, according to the Daily Mail.

The England captain sat out his country’s wins over Estonia and Lithuania last week, in the closing two qualifiers for next year’s European Championships in France.

A slight ankle complaint had rendered him unavailable to Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson, but he will be in contention to face boyhood club Everton at Goodison Park tomorrow.

Despite recent success with the national team, becoming the all-time top goal scorer with 50 goals, Rooney has struggled domestically this term.

He has netted just once in the league so far, and hasn’t scored an away goal for the Red Devils in almost a year.

The Red Devils skipper will return to a side looking to bounce back from the recent 3-0 loss to Arsenal, though they recently returned to the Premier League summit for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club.