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Man Utd Dealt Huge Injury Blow As Key Man Suffers Setback

Man Utd have been dealt an injury blow with the news that Wayne Rooney has suffered a setback in his recovery from a knee problem and is out for another month

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Manchester United have been dealt a huge injury blow with the news that Wayne Rooney has suffered a setback in his recovery from a knee problem and may be out for a further month, according to the Mirror.

Rooney has been on the sidelines since suffering knee ligament damage during United’s 2-1 defeat against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light a month ago and has subsequently missed the last seven games in all competitions.

The 30-year-old was expected to be given the green light to resume full training next week and had been pencilled in to make his first team comeback against former club Everton on April 3rd after the upcoming international break.

However, that comeback has been put on hold as the Mirror claim that the latest scan results show that Rooney’s knee hasn’t healed as quickly as United’s medical team had expected.

The newspaper says that the setback could keep Rooney on the sidelines for a further month which would see him return to action in early May, although his participation at this summers European Championships is not yet in doubt.

If the skipper is ruled out until May, it means Rooney would only be able to play in United’d last two or three games this season, and would give him limited time to regain full match fitness ahead of the Euros.

The news will come as a huge blow to United as Louis van Gaal looks to pick his squad up following their hugely disappointing 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in their Europa League first leg at Anfield on Thursday night.

The Dutchman has been boosted by the return to fitness of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Antonio Valencia and Marcos Rojo in recent weeks but the United boss is still having to deal with a number of absentees, with Rooney remaining on the sidelines along with Luke Shaw, Ashley Young, Phil Jones, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Will Keane.

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