All eyes on Rooney as Manchester United await Chelsea

Ferguson was nonetheless prepared to reveal that Ryan Giggs will play no part against Chelsea after putting in a superb 90-minute shift against Madrid in what was his 1,000th senior appearance. Winners of the FA Cup in four of the last six seasons, Chelsea's recent form suggests the trophy may represent their only chance of finishing the season with some silverware.

updated: March 09, 2013 09:56 IST
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Manchester: Wayne Rooney will hope to prove his worth to Manchester United when they bid to put their Champions League heartache behind them against Chelsea in Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final.

The England striker was dropped to the bench for United's 2-1 loss to Real Madrid on Tuesday, sparking speculation that he could be set to leave the club he joined from Everton in 2004.

However, United manager Alex Ferguson has branded those reports "rubbish" and revealed that the 27-year-old will play a part at Old Trafford on Sunday.

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