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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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2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
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13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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