Team News: Wayne Rooney starts for Manchester United

Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates the winning goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United on December 9, 2012
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Wayne Rooney starts for Manchester United against Chelsea, who do not name a recognised striker in their starting XI.

Wayne Rooney has been named in the starting lineup for Manchester United for their match against Chelsea this evening.

Rooney starts despite being the subject of two failed bids from the Blues, with manager Jose Mourinho reportedly preparing a third and final bid for the England international.

The unsettled striker joins Danny Welbeck and Robin van Persie up front for United, who have named an attacking lineup.

Chelsea, meanwhile, have not named a recognised striker in their starting XI, with a host of attacking midfielders preferred to the likes of Fernando Torres, Romelo Lukaku and Demba Ba.

Manchester United: De Gea; Jones, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Carrick, Cleverley, Valencia; Welbeck, Rooney, Van Persie

Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Lampard; De Bruyne, Oscar, Hazard, Schurrle

Opposing bosses David Moyes and Jose Mourinho look on as their sides do battle at Old Trafford on August 26, 2013
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