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Rooney back for next game

We were left to panic this afternoon when rumours that Wayne Rooney hadn’t travelled to Norwich proved to be true and United started with Javier Hernandez our only striker to start.

Thanks to Danny Welbeck, who came on at the start of the second half, United picked up all three points in Rooney’s absence. David Moyes has confirmed that it was a groin injury that kept Rooney out but that he should be available for our game against Spurs on New Year’s Day.

“I am hopeful and I think he will be fit for New Years’ Day. I just need to wait and see,” said Moyes. “He has got the same injury that kept him out at Stoke. It is an abductor injury to his groin, it is not serious but ideally we could have given him a couple of weeks or three to recover completely. But he has been so influential for the team and we want to get him back playing.”

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  1. UnitedFaithful says:

    Wish he hadn’t made the comment about giving him a week or two to recover,God help us if he gets injured after a couple of games(touchwood),folks will turn on him like wolves.

  2. Sparkz says:

    Hmm would rather not rush him back a la RVP, but hopefully he does the business against Spurs and we can rest him in the FA Cup (where RVP may be fit to start)

  3. Fletch™ says:

    On the feed I was listening to, Moyes actually said he wished he could rest Rooney for a solid 2 weeks so as to sort the injury.
    That means DM is more than passing worried about playing Rooney, but needs must.

    Not a very satisfying answer from Moyes for me.

  4. Tommy says:

    Rooney always goes out on the juice this time of year so not surprised hes out with this alleged injury, His participation in the Spurs game will defend sorely on whether he has a quiet New Years Eve, All I can say is thank fuck the next game is a 5.30pm kick off, sorely for my benefit as mine is unlikely to be a quiet new years eve!


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