January 16, 2013


By Engerlund

The Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that the England striker Wayne Rooney will be missing for the next few matches for the club. The 27-year-old is regarded as one of the best players at the club and he will be sorely missed during this period. Games are coming thick and fast during the January period, which could have certainly left Ferguson kicking at the injury to one of the best players at the club. Even though Rooney has been overshadowed by the goals by Robin van Persie, his seven assists and seven goals have provided United with a lot of points over the first half of the season.

Rooney was absent for the 4-3 victory over Newcastle on Boxing Day. He had played in the 1-1 draw with Swansea just a few days ago, and he had injured himself in a bad way according to the manager. Rooney was not at his best in the match, which was surprising to the manager because he had come into the match in good form. Ferguson also said that he was hoping Rooney will be fit for the Newcastle match because he needed to show that the Swansea match was a one-off. United’s victory over Newcastle means that they have the same seven-point lead on New Year’s Day over archrivals Manchester City.

“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 weeks. After his performance on Sunday I think he would have been brilliant today. You don’t have two performances like he did on Sunday. Unfortunately we couldn’t risk him,” said the manager, who also confirmed that both Ashley Young and Phil Jones have injured himself during the Swansea match the finished 1-1.