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UEFA Europa League: Rooney's return to starting 11 halted by back problem

Reporter: Xu Zhen 丨 CCTV.com

09-29-2016 13:25 BJT

In group A Manchester United can make it two wins in two when they host Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk at Old Trafford tonight. The Red Devil's were impressive in their 4 nil win over Champions, Leicester on Saturday in the Premier League but boss Jose Mourinho has several injury concerns ahead of the clash, including captain Wayne Rooney.

The 30-year-old was dropped to the bench during the weekend's win over the Foxes but Mourihno did plan to bring him back into the mix for tonight's game, only for a back problem to stop a return to the starting 11. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to lead the line while defender Luke Shaw is a doubt after missing training because of illness. Summer signing Henrik Mkhitaryan is also absent with a calf injury.

During the pre-game press conference a lot of talk was about the recent sacking of Sam Allardyce for improper conduct and the Portuguese coach has sympathy for the now former England manager.

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