Sir Alex Ferguson appears to be in two minds ahead of our clash with Bayern Munich tomorrow, first claiming Wayne Rooney has no chance of playing on Wednesday, before conceding our striker might talk him in to putting him on the bench.

“The lad has no chance,” said Ferguson. “We’ve made good progress and the medical team have done some fantastic work, but I’m not prepared to take a risk on a player that’s not 100 per cent fit. We’re looking more at the Manchester City game, or maybe Blackburn as a sub. The boy always wants to play. Maybe he’ll talk me into [putting him on the bench]. It’s a difficult one.”