Team News: Wayne Rooney returns for Manchester United

Wayne Rooney strikes again to score his second goal of the match against Reading on December 1, 2012
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Wayne Rooney is included in the Manchester United starting lineup for the first time since before Christmas.

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney has recovered from a knee injury to take his place in the starting lineup for this evening's FA Cup replay against West Ham United.

The England international, who has been out of action since Christmas Day, will partner Javier Hernandez in attack.

Elsewhere, the midfield duo of Anderson and Nani have both returned following injury-forced spells on the sidelines.

Visiting West Ham have rested Joe Cole, while his namesake Carlton will start as a lone striker.

Man United: Lindegaard; Rafael, Jones, Smalling, Buttner; Valencia, Anderson, Giggs, Nani; Rooney, Hernandez

West Ham: Jaaskelainen; Spence, Tomkins, Reid, Potts; Diarra, O'Neill, Diame, Taylor; Vaz Te; C Cole

Wayne Rooney takes a penalty to score his team's second goal on December 1, 2012
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