The striker has a hamstring injury which will see him miss United’s pre-season tour of Asia.
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Wayne Rooney will miss Manchester United’s pre-season tour with a hamstring injury and will be out for around four weeks, Sky Sports reports.
The striker only spent a few hours in Bangkok before scans confirmed the injury that he suffered in training and the club are eager to get him back to England so that he can receive further treatment.
A statement on United’s official website read: “Following a scan this evening on a hamstring injury sustained in training, it has been decided that Wayne Rooney should return home immediately for further assessment and rehabilitation”.
“It is anticipated he will be unavailable for selection for a month.”
While Rooney will face a battle to be fit for the start of the Premier League season, speculation will continue to mount about his future at Manchester United.
The striker is thought to be considering a move away from Old Trafford this summer following a disappointing season with the Red Devils.
Former manager Sir Alex Ferguson revealed that Rooney had handed in a transfer request at the end of last season, something which the striker denies.
New boss David Moyes is determined to keep Rooney at Old Trafford although he couldn’t “categorically” state whether Rooney wanted to stay at United.
Chelsea, Arsenal and Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing Rooney should be become available.