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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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2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Arsenal970222111121
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
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10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester94051515012
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
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17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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