Giggs hopeful over Rooney fitness
Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs hopes Wayne Rooney will be fit to face Hull on Tuesday and does not believe his season is over.
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The England striker missed Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Sunderland with a stomach bug and a groin injury but Giggs said the 19-goal top scorer is in contention to make a swift return.
"We will keep monitoring him and see how he is for Tuesday," he said in a news conference. "Hopefully he will be back."
United received one striking boost in the loss to Sunderland as Robin van Persie, who had been out for eight games with a knee injury, came on as a substitute.
Hull's visit to Old Trafford will be the final home game Nemanja Vidic plays before he moves to Inter Milan in the summer. The centre-back, who joined United in 2006, has helped them win five Premier League titles and the Champions League.
And Giggs, who has played alongside defenders such as Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Gary Neville, Jaap Stam, Denis Irwin, Steve Bruce and Gary Pallister in his United career, paid a fulsome tribute to the departing Serb.
"Vida has been a brilliant player over the years, probably the greatest defender I have played with and I have played with some good ones," he added. "He is a brilliant player and obviously will be sorely missed."