Rooney To Miss Crucial Arsenal & Man City Games After Being Ruled Out For 6 Weeks

By on February 17, 2016

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Manchester United have suffered a major injury blow with the news that skipper Wayne Rooney is set to miss at least six weeks after suffering a knee ligament injury, according to the Mirror.

Rooney was left out of the squad that left Manchester for Denmark this afternoon ahead of United’s Europa League last-32 tie with Midtjylland on Thursday night and many assumed the skipper had just been rested.

However, the Mirror are one of several media outlets who are now reporting that the striker has in fact suffered a knee ligament injury that will keep him on the sidelines for around six weeks, while the Daily Mail claim he could be out for two months.

There was no sign Rooney had picked up any sort of injury during United’s 2-1 loss against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday so he must have sustained the injury during training this week.

The news will come as a huge blow to Louis van Gaal as he’s been heavily reliant on Rooney up front this season and United have very little alternatives to fall back on other than Anthony Martial and youngster Will Keane.

Van Gaal is expected to confirm the full extent of Rooney’s injury at his pre-match press conference this evening but if the Mirror’s report is accurate, then the striker is set to miss United’s crucial clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford on February 28th.

If he’s out for the full six weeks, then Rooney will also miss Premier League games with Watford, West Brom, Crystal Palace and Man City while he’ll also sit out both legs against Midtjylland and the FA Cup clash at Shrewsbury Town.

So the skipper could end up missing eight fixtures across three different competitions which is going to put a huge strain on United’s attack over the coming weeks.

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