Wayne Rooney passed fit for United

Striker will start in Munich but Atletico without Diego Costa against Barcelona

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola and his Manchester United counterpart David Moyes issue their instructions at Old Trafford last week. Photograph: EPA

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola and his Manchester United counterpart David Moyes issue their instructions at Old Trafford last week. Photograph: EPA

 

Wayne Rooney was named in Manchester United’s starting XI for Wednesday’s decisive Champions League clash against Bayern Munich.

The England striker is said to have had a pain-killing injection in the toe, which he injured during the 1-1 first leg draw at Old Trafford last week.

On the eve of the second leg United manager David Moyes insisted he was not risking Rooney’s long-term fitness by starting the striker in the quarter-final encounter at the Allianz Arena.

Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa, meanwhile, has not recovered from a thigh strain and is out of their second leg at home to Barcelona.

Brazil-born Costa, Atletico’s top scorer in La Liga and Europe this term, sustained the injury in last week’s 1-1 first-leg draw at the Nou Camp and he was not included in the side for the return at the Calderon.

Atletico coach Diego Simeone said on Tuesday he was hopeful Costa might play a part in the match as the Madrid club seek their first semi-final berth in Europe’s elite club competition in 40 years.

Bayern Munich v Man Utd

Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Alaba, Muller, Kroos, Gotze, Robben, Mandzukic, Ribery. Subs: Raeder, Van Buyten, Rafinha, Pizarro, Weihrauch, Weiser, Hojbjerg.
Man Utd: De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Vidic, Evra, Carrick, Fletcher, Valencia, Kagawa, Welbeck, Rooney. Subs: Lindegaard, Ferdinand, Giggs, Hernandez, Young, Buttner, Januzaj.

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona

Atletico Madrid: Courtois, Godin, Filipe Luis, Juanfran, Miranda, Tiago, Koke, Raul Garcia, Gabi, Adrian, Villa. Subs: Aranzubia, Mario Suarez, Rodriguez, Alderweireld, Insua, Sosa, Diego.
Barcelona: Pinto, Mascherano, Bartra, Jordi Alba, Dani Alves, Fabregas, Xavi, Iniesta, Busquets, Messi, Neymar. Subs: Oier, Montoya, Pedro, Alexis, Song, Adriano, Sergi Roberto.

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