Rooney faces three weeks out
Wayne Rooney will miss the rest of Manchester United’s festive
programme after injuring knee ligaments in training.
The striker has been ruled out for between two and three weeks
with the problem, which kept him out of a thrilling Boxing Day
victory over Newcastle.
Rooney’s replacement Javier Hernandez scored an injury-time
winner in a 4-3 success which put United seven points clear at the
top of the Premier League.
And after the game Sir Alex Ferguson told MUTV the reason for
Rooney’s omission from the 18-man squad.
He said: “It was a volley towards the end of training. He did a
ligament at the back of his knee and could be out for two to three
Ferguson’s worst-case scenario would see the England
international miss Premier League games against West Brom, Wigan
and Liverpool and the FA Cup third round tie at West Ham.