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Rooney limps out of training

Wayne Rooney was sent for a scan today after picking up a knock in training.

Clive Brunskill

Wayne Rooney has been sent for a scan after limping out of Manchester United training today, according to the Telegraph.

See? Told you.

Anyway, that's it. That's literally all the information anybody has at this point. But we can probably assume that unless the scan is completely clear then Rooney won't be playing against Sunderland on Saturday: even if the World Cup wasn't coming up, and even if United were still chasing something from the season, what kind of idiot would pick a semi-fit Wayne Rooney?

Robin van Persie returned to training this week, and so is presumably available for selection. Alternatively, this might be a good opportunity for Ryan Giggs to either move Danny Welbeck into his preferred and best position, or to give Javier Hernandez a rare start. A couple of late-season goals, and maybe the unsettled ones might get just a little more settled. Adjust your fantasy football teams according to preference.

Incidentally, rumours that this injury is a consequence of Rooney hearing the news that Louis van Gaal is nailed on to be his next manager, panicking, and running from the training field only to knock himself cold on a low-hanging tree branch, have just been made up.


Odd that he was limping, though, unless the Telegraph were using "limp" as a kind of catch-all term for any movement made by an unwell footballer. By the way, rumours that this stomach complaint is a consequence of ... ah, you fill in the rest.