Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has given a major boost for manager Sir Alex Ferguson after declaring that he is fit for the match against Tottenham Hotspur during the weekend.

Manchester United will be taking on Tottenham, who are currently the third position in the table.

Despite the embarrassing 5-2 defeat at the hands of arch rivals Arsenal last weekend, Tottenham will certainly be up for this match due to the fact that they have a race for the Champions League spots.

Tottenham will be competing against the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal, and they need to get the points against Manchester United in order to stand any chance of maintaining their seven-point advantage over the two clubs.

Wayne Rooney was absent for the last two matches for Manchester United due to a throat infection, but Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that the England striker will be part of the squad that travels to White Hart Lane during this weekend.

Manchester United maintained their two-point gap with Manchester City, who will be facing Bolton at home this weekend. Hence, there is every chance that Manchester United may drop behind Manchester City in the title race if they fail to win against Tottenham, but the return of Wayne Rooney provides a massive boost for United.

“Wayne is fit, Chris is our only doubt. There was no concussion but he got quite a nasty cut and it is something we need to tread carefully with. Playing Tottenham is always a tremendous highlight of the season. It is a very important game for us because if you look at the rest of the season,” said the Scot. Manchester United will also be without the likes of Tom Cleverley and Antonio Valencia after Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that they are yet to return to full fitness.