Rooney explains injury latest

The Manchester United striker endured an afternoon to forget

against the Cottagers as he started on the game on the bench and

failed to finish it after being introduced as a second half

substitute.

Rooney’s cameo appearance was brought to an abrupt halt in

stoppage time after he was caught by Fulham striker Hugo

Rodallega.

The Colombia striker landed on Rooney studs first after the

United frontman attempted to block a wayward shot.

A nasty cut forced the England international from the field on a

stretcher and led Sir Alex Ferguson to concede afterwards that he

was likely to be sidelined for up to a month.

Rooney has refused to speculate on the length of his enforced

absence, but took to Twitter on Tuesday to reassure United

supporters that the injury is not as bad as it looked.

“Gutted to be out for a while but my leg will be ok which is the

main thing,” he posted on his personal account.