Wayne Rooney
Football - England v Switzerland - UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying Group E - Wembley Stadium, London, England - 8/9/15 Wayne Rooney celebrates with Harry Kane after scoring the second goal for England from the penalty spot and becoming England's all time leading goalscorer Reuters/Eddie Keogh

After three games not featuring for the Red Devils, Wayne Rooney is set to return under Louis Van Gaal against Norwich City. Rooney was last seen playing for Manchester United against Leicester City, when he suffered an ankle injury and was forced off the field.

Considering United’s disastrous form in the last few games, Rooney’s return could be considered as a boost to the struggling squad.

Wayne Rooney is currently back in full training and has been doing that with the first team, long enough for Van Gaal to include his captain in the starting line-up against a Norwich team, who has been struggling themselves as well.

Since Rooney’s exodus from the team, United have drawn 0-0 with West Ham and faced defeats to both Wolfsburg in the Champions League and Bournemouth in the Premier League. It’s extremely important for Manchester United to win at home against the canaries to stay alive in the Championship race.

Meanwhile, United’s injury crisis is looking to slim down as Ander Herrera, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Morgan Schneiderlin and Matteo Darmian are all set for return as well.

United has been criticized for the way they have been playing their football and a majority of the supporters are blaming Louis Van Gaal. The Dutchman’s strict philosophy is considered by many as the negative point, which is restricting the openness and creative verve that United are so famous for around the world.

The unrest is so much that even former players are commenting on the removal of Van Gaal as the United coach. Viv Anderson is the latest among the list to have his go at the manager.

"United should go for Pep Guardiola straight away, I would have gone for him before Louis van Gaal.“ Anderson said in an interview as quoted by Express.co.uk.

With Wayne Rooney back in the books, one could hope that the English striker would be back to his magical touch that sees him alongside greats like Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and Jack Rowley. If Rooney finds his way, that magical number of 13 goals to surpass Charlton’s record, is not far away to beat.

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