Moyes coy on Rooney's availability

Rooney, who has scored five goals in seven games in all competitions this season, missed United's 1-1 UEFA Champions League draw at Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday with a shin injury sustained in training.

And while Moyes revealed the problem was not serious in Ukraine, he has refused to confirm if the England international striker will be available for the match at the Stadium of Light.

"I've not seen Wayne this morning so I couldn’t give you an update yet," the Scot said on Friday.

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