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Manchester United have been handed a massive injury boost as star striker Wayne Rooney and defender Patrice Evra are likely to be fit ahead of their crucial Champions League clash against Bayern Munich.

The 28-year-old picked up a toe injury during the Red Devils' 1-1 draw against the reigning Bundesliga and European champions during the first leg of the Champions League clash at Old Trafford on 1 April.

Rooney missed United's trip to St James' Park as David Moyes' side sealed a comfortable 4-0 win. The former Everton manager expressed his concern over the England international's fitness for the Bayern clash, claiming that the striker would be doubtful for their trip to Germany.

According to the Express, Rooney will travel with the squad to Germany on Tuesday and the medical staff in the club is working hard to make sure the striker is fit for the game on Wednesday evening.

The England striker is undergoing intensive sessions at the club's Carrington training ground. However, this is restricted to swimming and cycling. Moyes is set to give as much time as necessary to Rooney to prove his fitness for the crucial clash against Pep Guardiola's side.

Should Rooney fail to prove his fitness, it is likely that the United striker will be given painkilling injections to make himself available for the Bayern clash.

Moyes is already without the services of Robin van Persie, after the Dutchman was stretchered off the field during United's 3-0 Champions League victory over Olympiakos. The Scot has the services of Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez, the other strikers in the squad.

Meanwhile, Evra picked up a knock during United's league victory over Newcastle last Saturday. The Frenchman was replaced by Alexander Buttner, but the left-back claims he is likely to be fit for Wednesday's Bayern clash.

"I think I will be fit. I received a knock and I was injured as well before Aston Villa with my knee so I will try my best to be fit," Evra told United's official website.

"Sometimes you have to play your best and be honest with yourself and your team-mates. If you are ready to play, you have to give everything. No excuses. If you play a bad game, you can't say it was because you were injured."