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Moyes to wait on Rooney for Spurs

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Manchester United manager David Moyes will make a late decision on Wayne Rooney’s fitness ahead of Wednesday’s match against Tottenham.

England striker Rooney missed the 1-0 win at Norwich on Saturday due to a groin injury and remains doubtful for the meeting with Tim Sherwood’s side at Old Trafford.

Rooney did not train with the squad on Tuesday and Moyes, who is still without Robin van Persie due to a thigh injury, will make a decision on his attack in the hours before the match.

“We’ll need to wait and see. He didn’t train today (Tuesday) so we’ll assess it tomorrow and see how he is,” Moyes said.

On Van Persie, Moyes added: “He’s not quite ready yet we don’t think but hopefully he won’t be too far away.”

After half a season in the job, Moyes believes his team could be better placed in the Premier League but is content with their performance in the cups.

He also believes he and his staff know the squad far better than his early weeks in charge.

“If you were only assessing the Premier League I’d like it to be better but if you’re assessing things like cup games and things like that then I think we’ve done okay,” he said.

With Rooney and Van Persie both potentially absent from the game against Sherwood’s team, Danny Welbeck will probably be United’s main goal threat.