Rooney misses three weeks



Wayne Rooney will miss three weeks and four games with the ankle injury that has kept the striker out of tomorrow”s Champions League game with Valencia. Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that Rooney’s injury is worse than initially thought, with the striker out of games against Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion.

The striker will also sit out England’s Euro2014 qualifier against Montenegro at Wembley on 12 October, although Ferguson says that the injury is less serious than the one he suffered in March.

“Wayne has done quite well with his recovery from injury in the past,” said Ferguson.

“It is a straightforward ankle injury. And it is not the same one he did in Munich.”

Meanwhile, midfielder Paul Scholes, who also misses the Valencia fixture with a calf injury, will be on the sidelines for around 10 days, almost certainly sitting out United’s weekend trip to Sunderland.

Ferguson is also without Ryan Giggs for the next fortnight in what may prove a pivotal test of United’s midfield strength-in-depth for the testing double-header with Valencia and then the trip to the Stadium of Light.

The Scot also confirmed that he will make a late decision on the fitness of Rio Ferdinand, who travelled with the party to Spain but has featured in just one match this season.

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  • triggs

    I’d wager that it’s not that bad but United just don’t want him to go off with England

  • uncleknobheadforfucksake

    a similar time out for evans an they’ll end the eason as our two best players with nani

  • Alfonso Bedoya

    Not to worry… Fergie is happy with this squad.

    Must be plenty of good players to come in for Rooney and Scholes.

  • RobDiablo

    triggs said:
    I’d wager that it’s not that bad but United just don’t want him to go off with England

    Too late, Rooney went off months ago.

  • http://www.sourceofgravity.com Bill

    Scholes out for 10 days too. Just when we need to start playing 4-5-1 we are running out of players to do it!

    Fully fit midfielders (Anderson & Carrick not quite ready yet):

    Gibson, Fletcher, Nani, Park, Bebe, Obertan

    Eikrem & Evans are in the mix now I’d say. Great goal to salvage a point for the reserves last night from the former.

    Suppose its not all bad, those 6 have got a fair amount of quality between. Other clubs would seriously struggle.

    De Laet (Sheff U) & Ajose (Bury) out on loan from Reses.

  • sidney

    Ah fuck, Scholes has a calf problem

    No Rooney and Giggs too means we’re seriously lacking in quality quality

  • http://www.visual-intrusion.com Robbo

    But the team is fine Sir Alex says so……………………………

    This could actually be a blessing in disguise, if there was ever a time for other players to step up to the plate then this is it, players who probably wouldn’t have played will now have the chance and we will see if they take it.

  • danniitronix

    Robbo said:
    But the team is fine Sir Alex says so……………………………

    This could actually be a blessing in disguise, if there was ever a time for other players to step up to the plate then this is it, players who probably wouldn’t have played will now have the chance and we will see if they take it.

    i agree, rooney has been wank and people can toss him off all they want – he is fat, unfit, unintersted and incompetent. he shld have been rested after WC but fergus never had bollocks to do so. he needs to sort himself out but he is a thick plank – bhe needs counselling.

  • Alfonso Bedoya

    Danni… I think you need counselling Mate.