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Louis van Gaal has no injury fears over Wayne Rooney's Everton return

Manchester United's Louis van Gaal says that he is not concerned about potential injury to Wayne Rooney, who will play in Duncan Ferguson's Everton testimonial next week.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has not expressed concern over Wayne Rooney's decision to play for former club Everton in a testimonial match for Duncan Ferguson next week.

The Red Devils captain, who began his career at Everton, will once again wear the blue of the Merseyside club in a testimonial game on August 2.

Despite Rooney increasing the risk of injury by adding another game to his pre-season schedule, Van Gaal has not displayed any concerns as he told reporters: "Yeah, he can also fall off the stairs. That's my answer."

United will begin their Premier League campaign on August 8 against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford.


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Manager Louis van Gaal of Manchester United looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on December 28, 2014
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2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
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13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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