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Man Utd Star Returns To Club For Treatment On Knee Injury Ahead Of Arsenal Clash

Man Utd captain Wayne Rooney has left the England camp and returned to Carrington for treatment on a knee injury ahead of Saturday’s clash with Arsenal

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has been given permission to leave the England camp and return to Carrington for treatment on a knee injury ahead of Saturday’s clash with Arsenal, according to the Mirror.

Rooney played the full ninety minutes during England’s 3-0 victory over Scotland in their latest World Cup qualifier on Friday night but it seems he may have picked up a knock during the game at Wembley.

The United skipper was forced to miss training on Monday due to a minor knee injury and England boss Gareth Southgate confirmed both Rooney and Ryan Bertrand were unable to take part in the session.

Southgate is quoted as saying by the Mirror at his press conference yesterday:

“Both [Rooney & Bertrand] are being assessed. They had minor issues this morning. They weren’t ready to train.”

It was later confirmed that Rooney would sit out tonight’s friendly against Spain and the Mirror are reporting that the 31-year-old has been released from the England squad and will head back to United early.

The former Everton attacker will now have his injury further assessed by United’s medical team ahead of Saturday’s huge Premier League showdown with Arsenal at Old Trafford.

The good news for United is that Rooney’s injury has been described as ‘minor’ so he shouldn’t be out for too long but it remains to be seen whether he’ll be fit to face the Gunners this weekend.

After being dropped for four consecutive matches last month, Rooney appears to have regained his first team place at United and has chipped in with a goal and two assists in his last two starts so Jose Mourinho will be hoping his captain is passed fit for the visit of Arsenal.

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