Football: Rooney returns after injury lay-off

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Football: Rooney returns after injury lay-off

LONDON, April 12, (APP/AFP) – Wayne Rooney made his long-awaited return from a knee injury on Monday as the Manchester United captain featured for the club’s Under-21 team after two months on the sidelines.

Rooney played for 61 minutes against Middlesbrough at Old Trafford in his first outing since February 13 as United manager Louis van Gaal watched from the stands.

Van Gaal had declared Rooney could “maybe” feature in United’s FA Cup quarter-final replay at West Ham on Wednesday if the England forward came through the reserve fixture without any trouble.