Man Utd Star A Major Injury Doubt To Face West Brom
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is struggling to overcome a knee injury in time to face West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford this coming weekend.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is struggling to overcome a knee injury in time to face West Bromwich Albion this coming weekend, according to the Telegraph.
Rooney was forced off during the closing stages of Sunday’s 3-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park after picking up a knee injury in the 88th minute.
The striker was replaced by Robin van Persie for the final few minutes and was seen in the dugout with an ice pack strapped around his leg.
Louis van Gaal did give the 29-year-old permission to travel down to London after the game to attend the PFA Player of the Years awards evening and he was seen walking more freely upon his arrival in the capital.
However, the Telegraph claim that Rooney underwent initial tests on Monday to assess the damage and the player is now facing a race against time to prove his fitness ahead of Saturday’s visit of West Brom to Old Trafford.
Rooney will be closely monitored by United’s medical staff over the coming days and we’ll have to wait for an official update from van Gaal at his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon to see if he’ll be available for selection.
If the England skipper is ruled out then it will be a major blow to United as they look to get back on track after the defeat to Everton and cement their place in the top four of the Premier League.
van Persie is on stand-by to step-in and start his first game since suffering an ankle injury against Swansea back in February, with Radamel Falcao once again failing to impress when called upon against the Toffees last time out.
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