Manchester United: Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez Set to Return vs. Norwich

Devil in a New DressSenior Writer ISeptember 30, 2011

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 28:  Wayne Rooney of Manchester United (L) comforts teammate Javier Hernandez during the UEFA Champions League final between FC Barcelona and Manchester United FC at Wembley Stadium on May 28, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez will both return from injury layoffs for Saturday's Barclays Premier League visit of Norwich City.

Sir Alex Ferguson delivered the news in a press conference at Manchester United's Carrington training ground facility, where he also indicated that Jonny Evans could be fit to take his place in the back four.

Rooney, who has scored nine goals in his first five league matches this season, hasn't played since Manchester United's 3-1 win over Chelsea, while Javier Hernandez came off with dead leg early in last weekend's away game against Stoke City at the Britannia. Fergie said:

Wayne and Hernandez are fit for tomorrow. They trained very well yesterday, which is pleasing. We'll hopefully have Jonny Evans back too. At the moment we're making too many changes in the back four, so hopefully his return will help us with the defensive part.

Vidic, Cleverley and Smalling should be ready after the internationals and available for Liverpool.

After Tuesday's lacklustre draw with Basel in the Champions League, Sir Alex is keen to avoid a repeat performance, saying: 

People will say our performance was careless (against Basel) and that we underestimated our opponents. I think there's an element of truth in that and we have to do better defensively.