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Rooney injury hits United

Published: Saturday 24 April 2010, 21.15CET
Manchester United FC could be without Wayne Rooney for the title run in because of a groin injury which manager Sir Alex Ferguson said might take "two to three weeks" to heal.
Rooney injury hits United
Wayne Rooney could miss the rest of the season ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 24 April 2010, 21.15CET

Rooney injury hits United

Manchester United FC could be without Wayne Rooney for the title run in because of a groin injury which manager Sir Alex Ferguson said might take "two to three weeks" to heal.

Manchester United FC could be without Wayne Rooney for the title run in because of a groin injury.

Rooney, who only recently returned to action after an ankle problem, picked up the injury in training and missed Saturday's 3-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur FC that took United back to the top of the Premier League.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson now fears he has lost the prolific striker for the rest of the campaign. "Groin injuries are groin injuries, it might be two to three weeks," Sir Alex said. "We'll give it every chance, Wayne's obviously desperate to play."

With two games remaining United lead Chelsea by two points, though the London side will reclaim top spot should they beat Stoke City FC on Sunday. Rooney has scored 26 league goals in 30 games this season as United chase a fourth straight title.

Last updated: 24/04/10 22.36CET

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