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.”