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Rooney Injury Worse Than Suspected; Time The Best Healer For Rift With Fans?

Perhaps Wayne Rooney’s injury news isn’t so terrible after all.

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says Wayne Rooney’s injury could keep him out for longer than the initially expected three weeks.

Asked if three weeks was still the prognosis for his return, Ferguson said: “I think it may be longer.”

Ferguson added: “There is no recovery, it is just rest.

“Before he went away we did his remedial in terms of what we could do at the time. Thereafter, rest – we’re quite happy with that.” (BBC Sport)

Although the best possible way to redeem himself to the Old Trafford faithful would have been to score on his mooted comeback date of November 10th against arch rivals Manchester City, perhaps as with his injury, time will be the best healer for his relationship with Manchester United fans.

The England striker, presumably guided by agent Paul Stretford, played the ultimate bluff against the Manchester United board and Sir Alex Ferguson. After threatening to leave, Rooney had his salary doubled.

This will not sit easily with the fans, who will be particularly irked as they are the ones who ultimately pay Rooney’s wages – and the club’s soaring interest payments too, but that’s another story.

Still though, by the time Rooney returns, the anger will have died down, and the fans rest easy in the fact that they have Dimitar Berbatov and Javier Hernandez in excellent form up front in the meantime.

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