Fergie Provides Injury Update: Rooney, Cleverley & More

By on February 22, 2012

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney will miss Manchester United’s Europa League game against Ajax at Old Trafford tomorrow after Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed on the clubs official website he’ suffering from a throat infection.

Rooney missed the clubs final training session on Wednesday and Fergie confirmed on ManUtd.com that the striker will not be risked for the game tomorrow but he hopes to have him back for the Premier League fixture against Norwich this weekend.

“Rooney’s out for tomorrow,” said Sir Alex. “He has a bad throat. There were traces of it in Amsterdam last Thursday and he’s been in bed for a lot of the weekend. He came in this morning for the first time. We’re trying hard to get him ready for Sunday [at Norwich].”

United hold a 2-0 lead going into the second leg so there is no need for Rooney to be risked as Dimitar Berbatov is now fit enough to return and is in contention to replace the England striker.

Fergie went on to confirm Tom Cleverley will play the full ninety minutes tomorrow while Anderson is also back in first team training:

“Hopefully Tom will play a full game tomorrow,” added Sir Alex at a press conference at Old Trafford. “He’s back and it’s good to have him back. He gives us more ammunition in the midfield area, which was an area some people were worried about. Anderson’s back training with the first-team now as well.”

If the Red’s can overcome Ajax they will play either Lokomotiv Moscow or Athletic Bilbao next month.


One Comment

  1. Baldrick

    February 22, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Great to have Tom and Ando back in the squad to bolster the midfield defecit 🙂

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