Manchester United star Wayne Rooney out of Liverpool game with injury
Add another two weeks to Wayne Rooney’s infamous purple patch. The Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney will not be available for at least two more weeks. This is good news for Liverpool, who are scheduled to play against Manchester United at Old Trafford on the 13th of his month.
Manchester United fans are in mourning over the loss of Wayne Rooney against archrivals Liverpool, but they can take solace in the fact that summer signing Robin van Persie will be leading Manchester United’s attack once again.
Wayne Rooney has formed a deadly partnership with Robin van Persie in Sir Alex Ferguson’s attacking line. Together the duo has scored 23 goals and assisted 13 times for Manchester United in the Premier League this season.
Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Wayne Rooney will be on the bench against Liverpool next Sunday. Wayne Rooney has been sidelined from the first team since picking up a knee injury during training on Christmas Day.
The England international was given a three-week rest and was expected to return for the weekend’s FA Cup third-round tie against West Ham United, but Sir Alex Ferguson decided to field a team without Wayne Rooney.
“It's not serious but it's going to take longer than we thought,” Sir Alex Ferguson said before his team played against West Ham United. “It's probably going to be another two weeks. He won't be fit for Liverpool.”
“It's a surprise as he was meant to be back training now. So he'll be out for longer than we thought.”
Sir Alex Ferguson further told reporters that Wayne Rooney’s was feeling discomfort in his leg, although scans showed no damage. The Scotsman explained that Wayne Rooney’s omission from the West Ham United game was a precautionary measure.
“The injury is nothing serious,” Sir Alex Ferguson said. “He just got clipped behind his knee. Nothing shows in the scan but he's still feeling it. Hopefully in two weeks it'll be sorted but nonetheless it's a loss.”
Manchester United clearly felt the absence of Wayne Rooney on field. West Ham United led the game 2-1 until Robin van Persie salvaged a draw for Manchester United with a goal during injury time.
In other news Manchester United will celebrate the return of their out of favor winger Nani, although celebration is not the word Sir Alex Ferguson would use in this scenario. The Portuguese winger is set to return on field next weekend.