A poor display against Swansea at the weekend lent credence to the rumour that Rooney had been dropped for this afternoon’s 4-3 win against Newcastle, but following the game Sir Alex dispelled the notion claiming that the England international had damaged ligaments in his knee and would be expected to miss the next few weeks.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Sir Alex said of the striker:
“Rooney has done a ligament at the back of his knee and he will be out for two or three weeks.
“We are running out of ammunition.”
It is thought the striker picked up the injury in training on Friday (somehow excusing him for his dreary performance at the Liberty Stadium) and if he is to miss 2-3 weeks he could miss Liverpool’s visit to Old Trafford amongst other games.