Southampton receive a message of good luck from New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees ahead of the EFL Cup final.
Rooney, 31, had been expected to miss the clash with Les Verts, who trail 3-0 from last week's first leg at Old Trafford.
The mood is upbeat at Man United with Anthony Martial & Marcus Rashford evoking memories of 2005-06, when Wayne Rooney & Cristiano Ronaldo developed.
Southampton need to forget Wembley and Manchester United and focus on their league form as they're in danger of facing a relegation battle.
Andre Marriner will referee the EFL Cup final between Manchester United and Southampton on Feb. 26.
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk faces up to three months on the sidelines and will miss the EFL Cup final against Manchester United.