Man Utd Confirm Huge Injury Blow Ahead Of Bayern Munich Clash
Man Utd have confirmed that Wayne Rooney is a major doubt to face Bayern Munich in their Champions League second leg on Wednesday after picking up a toe injury.
Manchester United have confirmed that Wayne Rooney is a major doubt to face Bayern Munich in their Champions League second leg on Wednesday after picking up a toe injury.
Rooney suffered the injury during the second half of United’s 1-1 draw in the first leg at Old Trafford on Tuesday night and has been ruled out of today’s clash with Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
Boss David Moyes described the injury as a ‘badly bruised toe’ and says the club will give the striker treatment over the weekend in a bid to get him fit to make the trip to Germany next week.
He told the clubs website:
“Wayne’s got a badly bruised toe. He picked it up in the game the other night. Whether we were going to play him or rest him, it doesn’t matter.
He’s got a terrible toe and not only will it be a problem for this game, it could be a problem for the Munich game as well on Wednesday. So we need to monitor it. We’ll get him treatment all over the weekend and see if we can speed it up.”
United head into today’s game against Newcastle with little left to play for in the Premier League, as they are currently sitting seventh in the table and 10 points off fourth place, and there was talk Rooney may have been rested against the Geordies even if fit.
However, the news will come as a huge blow to United’s hopes of reaching the semi finals of the Champions League. They are already without Robin van Persie with the Dutchman nursing a knee injury, so to lose their other key striker for such a vital match is hugely unfortunate.
Rooney has been in excellent form of late, scoring five goals in his last six games, so the Red Devils are going to be missing some serious fire-power up front if he is ruled out along with RVP. Which is not what you need going to the Allianz Arena to play the reigning European champions knowing you’ll need to score at least one goal to progress.
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