Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he expects Wayne Rooney is fit to face Benfica in the Champions League despite missing a training session Monday morning.
United have 24 outfield players in the training, but Rooney was not one of them.
However, Ferguson said that no serious injury and he hoped to fit strikers accordingly, can guarantee the progress of the United knockout stage as group winners if it collects all the thre points.
"We already have one or two type from Saturday," Ferguson told reporters."Jonny Evans had some news of his hamstring injury but will hopefully be back tomorrow and Wayne have some type skip training today but will not star Chris Smalling is training this morning, but will not available for tomorrow - he will be fine for Saturday [against Newcastle] and Anderson was injured. "
Ferguson also mentioned the importance of how it is for United to win the game and led the team.
"It's a great game," he said. "We recognize it is a game truly European history between Benfica and myself. We had some great games in the past and, of course, it's always the stick in the bank Me. "
Ferguson's men could only draw 1-1 at Benfica in the showdown of two teams earlier this year in Lisbon, and the veteran coach predicts an open match at Old Trafford.
"In the first game, I think we've actually also own-wise and it was a deserved result," he said. "In the first 15 minutes, they threatened quite a bit and it's a really interesting game tomorrow because both teams want to win, obviously, should make it an open game. Hy Hopefully we'll get the results we want. "
States can ensure the leading position in a team win, which means that it will not only face a second group was placed from a group of round 16, but it will also have the advantage of first leg that two of the series at home.
"Perhaps it is a bonus if we end the first [group]. One problem is that the teams will play one another Monday in the home leg at Old Trafford," Ferguson continued, "always an advantage so it's always been our intention to finish first. It is not always the case as we have completed a second time, but with the quality of the team ball, it makes no great difference. "