Manchester United manager David Moyes admitted Wayne Rooney would have made a difference to his side's performance at Liverpool.
Manchester United boss David Moyes is eager for Wayne Rooney to hit the goal trail
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney is expected to start for England against Scotland
Wayne Rooney talks about the atmosphere in the England squad ahead of their game against Montenegro.
Wayne Rooney will start Manchester United's Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford, with new signing Marouane Fellaini among the substitutes.
Rooney has recovered from a cut to his forehead which kept him out of England's World Cup Qualifiers with Moldova and Ukraine.
Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed Wayne Rooney is "mentally in good shape" ahead of Sunday's trip to Liverpool.
Rooney completed his first game of the season against Chelsea on Monday, after which he thanked the United fans for their support.
Since then, Chelsea have signed Samuel Eto'o, which seems to have ended any chance of Rooney leaving for Stamford Bridge ahead of the transfer window closing on Monday night.
And now he is preparing for one of United's biggest games of the season.
"Wayne Rooney has been a great player for many years for Manchester United," said Moyes.
"I felt he played very well the other night and he's looking in good condition and is mentally in good shape too."
Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed Wayne Rooney could start Monday's eagerly-anticipated Premier League showdown with Chelsea.
Rooney completed the final half hour of United's victory at Swansea last weekend, setting up goals for Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck.
And with another week's training under his belt after shaking off the hamstring and shoulder injuries that prevented him from playing any part in United's pre-season campaign, and the knock he picked up at the Liberty Stadium, the 27-year-old could feature.
''Wayne has recovered and has a good chance of starting," Moyes told reporters.