Friday, January 11, 2013
INJURY KNOCKS OUT WAYNE OUT OF LIVERPOOL CLASH
Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney will not feature against Liverpool having failed to recover from injury in time, manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed.
The twenty seven years old goal poacher has been sidelined since picking up a knee injury during training on Christmas Day, but Ferguson had always been confident that the England international would return in time for Sunday's derby clash at Old Trafford.
However, that schedule has now been revised, with the midweek FA Cup replay against West Ham a more likely comeback fixture for Rooney.
Rooney scored both goals in the win over Liverpool last season but has missed the last four games after picking up a knee injury.
There was more positive news elsewhere in the squad, however, with the Scot confirming that both Nani and Anderson will be in Sunday's matchday squad following injury layoffs.
Phil Jones is also approaching a return, although the cup replay is a more realistic target for the former Blackburn trainee.