Monday, September 10, 2007

Rooney back to face Everton?

Reports claim that Wayne Rooney could be back sooner than expected after breaking a bone in his foot against Reading in the opening game of the season. Initially it was feared that the England striker could be out for up to three months, but according to the latest news he could even be back this weekend when United take on Everton at Goodison park.

However, Louis Saha recently returned to goal scoring action after suffering with a spate of injuries which have dogged the Frenchmen ever since he arrived at the club and so the pressure is off United to bring Rooney back early. The Reds wont want to take any unnecessary risks with the £20m striker given that this is the third time that Wayne has fractured a bone in his foot. It's feared that if Rooney broke down after making a hasty comeback due to suffering a re-occurrence of the same injury the resulting lay-off could lengthy.

Fergie is unlikely to risk Rooney against his former club, unless Saha has another injury setback. However, Carlos Tevez is on international duty with Argentina who take on Australia in Melbourne on Tuesday and with United facing Everton in the lunch-time kick-off on Saturday, the Reds are unlikely to rush the former West Ham striker back into action after making a ludicrous 21,000 mile round trip down under for a friendly.

If the club's medical staff are happy with Rooney's fitness, he could be on the bench at the weekend in readiness for the Reds trip to Portugal the following Wednesday when United take on Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League.

1 comment:

  1. Is it confirmed that Rooney will play against Sporting?

    With my regards, m8


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