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Manchester United have been handed a triple injury boost as star trio of Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young and Phil Jones took part in the training session to face Tottenham Hotspur.

Louis van Gaal takes his men to White Hart Lane on Sunday as the Red Devils take on the north London club in the weekend Premier League fixture. The former Everton striker last featured in United's 2-1 defeat to Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on 13 February.

Since then, Rooney has been on the sidelines due to injury. The centre-back and a winger-turned full-back returned from injury and featured in United's Under 21 clash against Chelsea, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

The England and United captain trained twice with the first team, but the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager admitted that Rooney has to first feature in the Under 21 side, before making his return to the first team.

"It is very important that our captain is coming back. He only trained with us for two sessions and then you are not fit to play. That is the big difference," Van Gaal told MUTV.

"Everyone is thinking Wayne is fit again but it is not like that. He has to build up his capacity to play a match at the level of a Premier League match."

On Young and Jones, the Dutchman said: "Yes, they are more or less fit players because you cannot be fit after one game at a lower level. We have a big squad now, we are training with 26 people and we have to adapt to that new situation again, but it is very promising now."

With seven games left in the league and the FA Cup to fight for, the return of the injured players will only be a boost for the end of season fixtures.

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