Rooney faces long spell out of action

Manchester United striker, Wayne Rooney is expected to be out of action until November, following another scan on the injury he picked up at home over the weekend.

Rooney was stamped on accidentally during his side’s victory over Fulham, causing anxious thoughts among the United faithful.

A sports physician told media: ‘Any torn muscle takes a while to repair so it had to be sewn up directly. If the muscle has been torn then it could take a minimum of six weeks to heal.
‘Likewise with a cut muscle, as both injuries are treated in the same way.
‘It is a very awkward place to injure yourself, with the tear just above the knee, an area that is constantly moving.’