Moyes waits on Rooney

Last Updated: Sun, 06 Apr 2014 08:14

David Moyes says he is still unsure whether Wayne Rooney will have recovered from a toe injury in time to face Bayern Munich.

Rooney was forced to sit out Saturday's 4-0 win at Newcastle with the injury he picked up in the first leg against Bayern on Tuesday and he is now facing a race against time to make the second leg in Munich.

United need Rooney with the tie delicately poised at 1-1, but speaking after the demolition of the Magpies at St James' Park, Rooney was still not sure whether he would make it.

"I have not heard today from the medical team back at Carrington, but we are hoping it will be making progress," Moyes revealed. "He's a really important player for us and we will give him every opportunity to be right with his toe."

Meanwhile, Moyes had nothing but praise for Juan Mata, who ran the show and bagged two goals against Alan Pardew's men.

"I think Juan Mata has played really well and I think he has made us better," he said. "He hasn't had the goals in the earlier games, but I really thought he played fine in the games.

"But recently he has started the get the goals and, more importantly, assists as well. Over the last few seasons in the Premier League, Juan Mata is one of the best assist-makers and he has always got himself a good tally of goals.

"We needed that and he is coming up with the goods now."

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