Manchester United are worried that striker Wayne Rooney will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, according to the Daily Express.
Their talismanic skipper is almost certain to miss the next two games, and it is feared that there won’t be enough time for him to make a return.
The news could come as a blow as they look to put more daylight in between themselves as Liverpool in the race for the final fourth place Champions League spot.
Rooney collided heavily with teammate Ander Herrera during Sunday’s defeat to Everton, and was seen limping as he left the pitch. The initial assessment stated that he faces a two-week lay off, but it is now believed to be much worse.
This means he will miss this weekend’s clash with West Brom and the following weekend’s trip to Crystal Palace. And should he fail to respond to the treatment he will also be ruled out of the end of season clashes with Arsenal and Hull.
There are also question marks over whether he will be available for England’s games with Ireland and Slovenia at the start of June.