Sir Alex Ferguson has today confirmed that Wayne Rooney and Patrice Evra are fit for the Chelsea clash at Old Trafford this weekend. Rooney missed training earlier this week with a tight hamstring and did not make the bench for last night’s 4-1 win over Schalke in the Champions League semi-final.
Evra was introduced as a second half substitute, but took a knock that threatened to force a change from Ferguson. However, the French fullback has recovered and Ferguson has stated that Rooney’s abscence was a mere precaution.
‘Patrice got a kick,’ Ferguson said, ‘I was ready to substitute him but he said he was OK.
‘Wayne will be all right. I wasn’t prepared to take a risk.’
The game this Sunday has promise to be a blockbuster, with a United win virtually sealing a record 19th League title. A Chelsea win, however, would see the Blues jump United on goal difference, equal on points. Howard Webb has been announced as the referee for the title showdown.
Sir Alex Ferguson has stoked the fire ahead of the clash, claiming Chelsea have been the beneficiary of some “great decisions” following the Blues 2-1 win over Tottenham. With only three games left, it seems this weekend may be the most exciting of all, with a Premier League title race, that seemed in United’s hands just a month and a half ago, going down to the wire. United will surely have the Champions League Final in the back of their minds, but Ferguson knows what is at stake for his club. Win and pass archrival’s Liverpool. Lose, and it could be deemed as the meltdown of the decade.