Manchester United’s English striker Wayne Rooney (R) helps up Chelsea’s Brazilian midfielder Oscar (C) after fouling him in a challenge that earned Rooney a yellow card during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on December 28, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has confirmed that Wayne Rooney has a knee injury and may likely miss up to two months.
As a result Rooney did not make the trip to Denmark ahead of tomorrow’s Europa League last-32 clash against FC Midtjylland.
A report had earlier claimed that the England captain had suffered knee ligament damage and would be on the sidelines for the next two months.
Manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed that his skipper will miss Thursday’s game with a “knee problem”, but gave no indication as to how long the 30-year-old would be on the sidelines.
“We have 13 players injured and Wayne Rooney is one of them. You can never say [how long he could be out for]. He has a knee problem so we must wait and see,” Van Gaal told reporters.
Manchester United were relegated from the UEFA Champions League after they failed to qualify from their group.