Wayne Rooney sidelined from Man Utd tour after hamstring injury
Manchester United have released an official statement informing that Wayne Rooney has been sidelined from the club’s activities for a month. The wantaway striker was supposed to be part of Manchester United’s preseason tour of the Far East and Australia, but has been called back after picking up a hamstring injury.
It is not clear whether this news is a clever plan from Manchester United to handle their rebellious star, who handed in his second transfer request in three years soon after Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement. The new Old Trafford boss David Moyes claims Wayne Rooney has agreed to continue playing for Manchester United, but no reports of a contract extension have been brought into light.
After landing in Bangkok on Thursday morning, Manchester United headed straight for their hotel to prepare for their first training session out of England. According to reports, Wayne Rooney picked sustained the hamstring injury on the field. Medical reports suggest the 27-year-old forward will be out of action for at least a month, but will recover in time for major action.
Following a scan this evening on a hamstring injury sustained in training, it has been decided that Wayne Rooney should return home immediately for further assessment and rehabilitation,” a statement on Manchester United’s official website read.
“It is anticipated he will be unavailable for selection for a month.”
Wayne Rooney is expected to return to action before Manchester United play against Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield on August 11. The Premier League champions will begin the defense of their title against Swansea City on August 17.
David Moyes insist Wayne Rooney has not been placed in the transfer market, despite the striker’s desire for a move. David Moyes claims Wayne Rooney is fully committed to playing for Manchester United and will be in good shape before the season kicks-off.
“I will say he is training great,” David Moyes said in an interview to talkSPORT. “They are telling me it is the best shape they have seen him in for a long time. From that point of view I am taking it as a positive and I am going to try and get the best Wayne Rooney I possibly can.”