Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 12/26/12
Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney will be out for "two or three weeks" after suffering a knee injury in training. Rooney missed United's 4-3 win over Newcastle on Boxing Day and Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed the striker will miss the remainder of the festive programme. "It was a volley towards the end of training," said Ferguson. "He did a ligament at the back of his knee and could be out for two to three weeks." Rooney is now set to miss Premier League matches against West Brom and Wigan , in addition to the FA Cup third-round tie at West Ham on January 5. He also faces a race against time to face Liverpool at Old Trafford on January 13. And for Ferguson it was a particularly disappointing given Rooney's poor performance at Swansea on Sunday. "After his performance on Sunday I think he would have been brilliant today. You don't have two performances like he did on Sunday," said Ferguson. "Unfortunately we couldn't risk him." It was part of a negative fi...
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