The manager of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, has said that Wayne Rooney will not feature in the match against Liverpool which is going to be played at Anfield on Sunday. Rooney has been out of action since the last 25 days. He had injured himself in United’s second match of the season against Fulham. There have been speculations that the English striker might play for United against Liverpool, but, Ferguson has denied all those reports.
As per Ferguson, it’s true that Rooney is recovering well and he will be back soon. But, he will not play against Liverpool. He is a very important player for the team and the team management doesn’t want him to play with 95% fitness. He will play only when he will get fully fit and the way he is recovering, he will probably make a comeback next week.
Rooney was included in the first XI in United’s first game of the season against Everton, but, in the next game against Fulham, he didn’t manage to find a place in the starting line up and the new signing, Robin Van Persie, was preferred ahead of him. Rooney substituted Shinji Kagawa in the second half of the match, but, he had a nasty collision with Hugo Rodallega. The injury was so bad that he couldn’t even walk off the park. He was carried out of the ground on a stretcher. It seemed that it would take Rooney quite a few days to recover, but, the English superstar has made a speedy recovery.
As per Ferguson, it will be good to have Rooney back in the team. He is a great player and a true match winner. If he gets 100% fit, he would definitely get starting chances more often than not.