Wayne Rooney injury rules Manchester United striker out of Midtjylland tie.
Reports reaching me say that Manchester United and England captain, Wayne Rooney was not part of the traveling party for the Thursday’s Europa League tie with Midtjylland.
Put more succinctly, Rooney will miss the Europa League clash with Midtjylland on Thursday.
However, Rooney’s omission may be as a result of injury or maybe Van Gaal opted to rest him as United’s fixture list becomes congested.
Captain Rooney has played 32 matches for United in all competitions this season, scoring 14 goals – including seven in his last nine appearances.
Matteo Darmian is also missing from Van Gaal’s squad after dislocating his shoulder during United’s 2-1 defeat to Sunderland in the Premier League last weekend.
After replacing the Italian on Saturday, Donald Love could make his first start after being included in the 18-man squad, while Will Keane could replace Rooney.
Wayne Rooney is set for a spell on the sidelines at Manchester United after suffering a knee ligament injury that is expected to keep him out of action for at least six weeks.
Louis Van Gaal is expected to confirm the extent of Rooney’s injury when he meets the press ahead of Thursday’s clash with Midtjylland.
I’m waiting to see and hear . . .
Up Man U!