Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney last featured for Manchester United in the game against Sunderland at The Stadium of Light on 13 February 2016Getty

Wayne Rooney has a chance to feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils take on Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on 10 April. The striker has been out since February with a knee injury and this will come as a major boost for the 30-year-old in his bid to confirm a spot in the starting XI for the England team travelling to the European Championships in France later this year.

According to the Telegraph, Rooney will have a scan later in the week and a decision will be taken over his availability for the game that has a bearing on both sides in their ambitions near the end of the season. The north London club have to win to keep pace with Leicester City, while anything but three points for United will come as a massive blow in their bid to challenge for a spot in the top four.

Tottenham are currently seven points adrift of the league leaders after having dropped two points against Liverpool at Anfield last weekend. On the other hand, Leicester have extended their lead with another 1-0 win over Southampton, which has made them favourites to win the title this season.

United are only a point adrift of Manchester City and dropped points against Spurs would allow their arch rivals to extend the gap, which would make it very difficult for Louis van Gaal's men to seal a top four spot.

Rooney will have to be back at his best if United have to make it to the top four and also pin down a place for himself in Roy Hodgson's team. The England manager has reportedly picked Harry Kane and Danny Welbeck to start in two of the three positions up front, with Jamie Vardy, Rooney and a few others are fighting for another spot on the wings.

The striker was expected to be back in action just after the international break, but later confirmed that he would not be back in full training for two more weeks. United are on a good run of form at the moment, having won their last two games against arch rivals City and Everton.