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Rooney fit to face West Brom

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But injuries still an issue in defence.

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Mixed injury news ahead of the weekend. Manchester United's inspirational captain, but also more than a captain, more like a friend, or maybe an older brother, a really cool older brother, the kind of older brother who would lend you tapes of bands you'd never heard of, will be fit to face West Brom. See?

However, there are still a few injuries knocking around. Luke Shaw is out again, having done something to his groin, and Jonny Evans, who has been suspended for six games, has celebrated his newfound eligibility by knackering his sciatic nerve. We don't know what that is, but it sounds painful.

Finally, Robin van Persie is back, baby, having scored twice for the U21s midweek, and Phil Jones is also fit. Sort of. We'll be honest, we don't know what this means.

Syncopated defending, with Philip Anthony Jones.

Update: Michael Carrick is still knackered as well. That sound you can hear is a million million 'Carrick is United's most important player' blogs being born.