Man United U21s vs Middlesbrough: Confirmed Teams – Wayne Rooney starts

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United U21s XI vs Middlesbrough: Johnstone; Riley, Williams, Jones, Borthwick-Jackson; McNair, Love; Redmond, Rothwell, Weir; Rooney.

Substitutes: J. Pereira, El Fitouri, Poole, Tuanzebe, A. Pereira.

Wayne Rooney makes his return for Manchester United in tonight’s U21s clash against Middlesbrough at Old Trafford.

The 30-year-old has been out of action since February with a knee ligament problem but is hoping to return as soon as possible for the end of the season run-in. With Euro 2016 coming up this summer, it’s an added incentive for Rooney to get himself match fit as soon as possible.

Phil Jones and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson both start as well tonight but Andreas Pereira finds himself on the bench for the U21s which is a bit of a surprise to me.

We’ll bring you a match report on the game and some fan reaction to Rooney’s performance after the full-time whistle.

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