Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 25 December 2014

Rooney doubtful for Magpies visit

Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney

Manchester United are sweating over the fitness of Wayne Rooney ahead of their Barclays Premier League clash with Newcastle.

Rooney sustained a hip injury in the win at Swansea last weekend which ruled him out of last night's 2-2 Champions League draw with Benfica at Old Trafford, and it remains to be seen whether or not he will be available for the Magpies' visit to the stadium on Saturday.

Asked about the England striker's condition , United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said: "He wasn't fit for tonight [Tuesday], so we need to wait to see what he is like over the next few days.

"We will give him every chance, of course - we did for today [Tuesday], but he wasn't really fit, so we'll just have to wait."

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