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Roo's ready

WAYNE Rooney is ready to put international trauma and personal drama behind him and play in tonight's tie with Romanian minnows Otelul Galati says Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson.

Rooney started from the bench in United's 1-1 draw with Liverpool because he was "devastated" after receiving a three-match ban which rules him out of the group stages of Euro 2012 next summer.

Before receiving his red card in Montenegro, Rooney's father and uncle were arrested by police investigating an elaborate betting scam.

United boss Fergie was impressed by his striker's attitude during his cameo in last Saturday's grudge match and has revealed he is ready to play his star man tonight.

"When he came on he was quite bubbly," said Ferguson. "He was full of energy and enthusiasm.

"He was desperate to get on, which is good. When he was sat watching the game he probably said, 'Christ I could be out there'. He'll be playing."

Rooney will decide later this week whether to launch an appeal against the three-match ban.