Ferguson: Rooney likely sidelined 2-3 weeks

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson says Wayne Rooney is

likely to be sidelined for two to three weeks because of an ankle


The England striker was substituted in the 61st minute of

United’s 2-2 draw at Bolton on Sunday. Rooney did not fly with the

Premier League club to Spain on Tuesday for a Champions League

match against Valencia.

Ferguson said at a news conference in Valencia that Rooney’s

injury would likely sideline the player for up to three weeks. That

could rule him out of England’s European Championship qualifier

against Montenegro on Oct. 12.