Posted July 12, 2013 on AP on Fox
Manchester United manager David Moyes says Wayne Rooney injured his hamstring before the club's preseason tour to Asia and Australia and dismissed suggestions the striker is set to leave the club. Rooney returned home after only one day in Thailand and is expected to be out of action for a month, placing him in doubt for United's first match of the Premier League season against Swansea on Aug. 17. ''The day we left (Manchester for the tour) he just felt his hamstring tighten up right at the end of training and we thought there would be no problem,'' Moyes said. ''But after the long flight we decided we'd get him tested and scanned and have a look at things, and there is just a small grade one injury there. ''We won't take any chances - there is no point in taking him any further round the world, so we've sent him back and he'll get treatment.'' Rooney wrote on his Facebook page: ''Gutted to have picked up a niggling injury especially as training was going so well, heading back to Manchester to have it assessed fully but early indications are nothing to worry about.'' The early return provoked further speculation about Rooney's future. Previous United manager Alex Ferguson revealed Rooney asked to leave the club at the end of last season, while Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said Friday that the 27-year-old England international is a player he admires. ''People are entitled to talk about good players,'' Moyes said. ''I am being asked plenty about Wayne, so I am sure Jose will be getting asked about lots of players as well. ''It is hard to keep repeating myself but I will do. Wayne is a Manchester United player and will remain that.''
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: T-Wolves seriously exploring Irving trade

Is there really such a thing as a Cubs World Series baby boom?

Report: Some coaches expect Tom Brady to 'dramatically age’

Cavs reportedly wanted to sign Rose before Irving trade request

Report: Whitehead changed his story to Cowboys multiple times

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Novak Djokovic could miss rest of season with elbow injury

Reggie Jackson praises, urges caution with Aaron Judge

Panthers QB Cam Newton shows up to camp in best shape of career

Yankees progressing on deal to acquire Sonny Gray, Yonder Alonso

Report: Derrick Rose was unwilling to accept bench role with Lakers

Stephen Strasburg expected to make next start for Nats

The 'Cooperstown: The New Class' quiz

Every MLB team's best and worst deadline trade from the last 25 years

The 'Kyrie revolts against the King' quiz

The most memorable moments from the class of 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame inductees

BIG3 Ref Hotline Bling: James White slams the phone down

Box Score 7/25: The pressure of the trade deadline is here

The 'When George Brett went completely batty' quiz

Finding the possible Achilles' heel for baseball’s best teams

Getaway Day: A pair of aces get lost in the shuffle

Sports & Politics Intersect: Trump casts shadow over U.S. Women's Open

Best of Yardbarker: General managers take the spotlight

The 'Pay that man his money' quiz

Soccer News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'Cooperstown: The New Class' quiz

The 'Kyrie revolts against the King' quiz

BIG3 Ref Hotline Bling: James White slams the phone down

The 'When George Brett went completely batty' quiz

Finding the possible Achilles' heel for baseball’s best teams

Getaway Day: A pair of aces get lost in the shuffle

Sports & Politics Intersect: Trump casts shadow over U.S. Women's Open

The National League Wild Card is suddenly relevant again

The 'Pay that man his money' quiz

BIG3 Week 5: Pivotal make-or-break weekend in Chicago

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker