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Rooney return from knee injury delayed

Published on Jan 4, 2013 6:55 PM
 
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney gestures before being booked for a foul, during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, South Wales on Dec 23, 2012. Rooney's return for Manchester United after injury has been delayed with manager Alex Ferguson saying the striker may be sidelined for a further two weeks. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Wayne Rooney's return for Manchester United after injury has been delayed with manager Alex Ferguson saying the striker may be sidelined for a further two weeks.

Rooney injured his knee ligament in training and missed United's holiday fixtures against Newcastle United, West Bromwich Albion and Wigan Athletic but he had been expected to be in contention for Saturday's FA Cup tie at West Ham United.

"Wayne's still injured, and it looks like he's going to be out another two weeks or so," Ferguson said at Friday's pre-match news conference.

"It's a surprise as he was meant to be back training now. So he'll be out for longer than we thought and I don't think he will be fit for the Liverpool match.

 
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