United Blow With Rooney Set To Join Van Persie In Missing Chelsea Clash

By on January 15, 2014

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Manchester United are set to be handed a huge blow ahead of Sunday’s crunch clash against Chelsea with the Mirror reporting that Wayne Rooney is expected to miss the game with a groin injury.

The 28-year-old has missed United’s last three games after struggling to overcome the problem, and the club decided to send him to Egypt this week with fitness coach Richard Dawkins for warm-weather training in a desperate bid to try and get the striker fit to face the Blues.

However, it seems the efforts have been in vain with the Mirror claiming that Rooney has failed to recover sufficiently and is set to miss the trip to Stamford Bridge. If this proves accurate, it will come as a huge blow to boss David Moyes as he will be without his top two strikers for what is going to be a crucial game in his sides hopes of securing a top four finish this season.

United are already without star striker Robin van Persie – who is ruled out with a thigh strain – so to be without Rooney as well will leave the defending champions severely weakened up front.

The Reds head into the weekend action sitting seventh in the Premier League table, 11 points off leaders Arsenal and five adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool, so defeat again this weekend could be a hammer blow to their hopes of securing Champions League football.

If Rooney does end up joining RVP on the sidelines, then the burden will fall on Danny Welbeck to fill the void up front while Javier Hernandez could also be called upon if Moyes feels he wants more firepower in attack.

Will they be enough to clinch a vital three points at the Bridge? Or will United struggle without Rooney and RVP? Share your views below.

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20 Comments

  1. Isaac Nuhu

    January 16, 2014 at 2:00 am

    I love the blues

  2. Ohemu samuel

    January 16, 2014 at 4:07 am

    Blues all d way

  3. Antonio

    January 16, 2014 at 4:23 am

    Hazard wil score a Hat trick

  4. Olivier marambo

    January 16, 2014 at 5:06 am

    With out Rooney only, man united will face a big challenge, because United they have only one player wich is Rooney. Van persie can’t score while rooney is not there. Anyway let wait and look what will hapen that day

  5. Rasheed

    January 16, 2014 at 5:26 am

    Blue all the way

  6. Sharif Hamisi

    January 16, 2014 at 6:03 am

    Wat a fantastic game, i can’t wait, i miss it already.

  7. rodney

    January 16, 2014 at 6:19 am

    Rooney is d key for united so without him…… i don’t want to imagine what will happen to them

  8. Palimsy

    January 16, 2014 at 7:11 am

    With or without rooney, d blues are formidable in defense and midfield against united…chelsea 3 united 1

  9. Idowu adewole zaria kaduna

    January 16, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Hmm..!!! Chelsea must b ware of chicharito and rada use eto’o 4 d match den leta bring in torres at abt 55t-60th min. Up bluesss. I trust u mou

  10. rotimilucas

    January 16, 2014 at 7:45 am

    d blues al d way.4 : 0 in favour of Chelsea

  11. timothy

    January 16, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Hmmm without Rooney if chelsea score less than 3 the points should be given to man u…..up chelsea

  12. Yinka Omikunle

    January 16, 2014 at 8:17 am

    That’s why it’s improper to rely on one or two players as strikers. Better for all attackers to be deemed strikers.

  13. Koskei ocs

    January 16, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Chelsea add for matic will win over man u 3 _0

  14. Daniel

    January 16, 2014 at 8:39 am

    aaA must win match for chelsea. Hahaha pay back time, man united wait for Eden Hazard, williams, oscar and torres goals. 4-0. Up chelsea

  15. Dennis Oletukovie

    January 16, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Gud news 4 man u.

  16. gebco

    January 16, 2014 at 10:50 am

    I think its going a be a very hard game for the both side, but i think it will be awesome if chelsea get the lead (its going to be hw it have always been in the past) clash of the titans

  17. Augustus

    January 16, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Akpamu nadi man u,dey must loose against chelsea,5-1

  18. birhan ketema

    January 16, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    if you believe or not believe united can win Chelsea

  19. shema alain patrick

    January 17, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Last time match was draw at oldtraford but this time United is gonna escape to nowhere the match 3 points belong to the blues with 3:0 and don’t joke reds Hazard will score twice.

  20. bola(bb london)

    January 17, 2014 at 11:05 am

    So without Man United can’t perform, what the rest player’s, are they not playing for United, anyway i wish Rooney quick recovery!!!!!!!!!!!!!My Team My Chelsea”””””””Blues all the way

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