Wayne Rooney injures knee

Last updated 08:26 27/12/2012
Manchester United star Wayne Rooney to miss 2-3 weeks of play because of a knee injury.
Reuters
SIDELINED: Manchester United star Wayne Rooney to miss 2-3 weeks of play because of a knee injury.

Related Links

United win seven-goal thriller, City lose

Relevant offers

Football

Phoenix striker Roy Krishna teaching Fiji's green Olympic squad tricks of professionalism Sam Allardyce 'fits the chair' as England manager, makes Wayne Rooney wait on captaincy call Hull City sign big shirt sponsorship deal with Kenyan betting company Wellington Phoenix manager Ernie Merrick calls for A-League to scrap salary cap Dan Carter scores for Arsenal All White Winston Reid incensed by awful tackle on West Ham team-mate Goalkeeper Oliver Sail to start for Wellington Phoenix in Chinese friendly clash Kiwi footballer Bel van Noorden scores Pittsburgh University scholarship Football Ferns aim to shock star-studded opponents at Olympics Tasman United prepare for life without young Solomon Islands star Atkin Kaua

Wayne Rooney faces two or three weeks on the sidelines after the Manchester United striker injured his knee in training ahead of their Premier League clash with Newcastle United.

Rooney did not start in the 4-3 victory at Old Trafford and manager Alex Ferguson said the striker would miss the rest of the busy holiday fixtures.

"Wayne did it in training yesterday, he could be out for two, three weeks," Ferguson told United's website.

"He did it towards the end of training yesterday. He did it when trying a volley - he strained a ligament behind the knee. It's unfortunate."

United next host West Bromwich Albion on Saturday and then travel to Wigan Athletic on Jan. 1 as they seek to widen their lead at the top of the table, currently seven points.

Rooney's absence failed to blunt United's attack as Mexican Javier Hernandez took his place and scored a 90th minute winner after Newcastle had taken the lead three times.

Robin Van Persie was also on target for United, scoring his 13th Premier League goal of the season to move level at the top of the scoring charts with Michu of Swansea City. Rooney has scored seven times in the league this season.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Burnley retain their EPL status?

Yes, they've found a winning formula

Maybe, but there’s a long way to go

No. They lack quality in certain areas

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content