Manchester United suffer Rooney blow

Updated: September 25, 2011

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney looks set for a spell on the sidelines after injuring his hamstring in training.

The inform striker has started the season in blistering form scoring 9 goals as United have stormed to the top of the Premiership table, however the 25 year old was missing from the line up as United dropped their first points of the season in the 1-1 draw with Stoke.

And post that game Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson confirmed the England striker’s absence telling reporters: “Rooney’s is not a serious injury, but it was enough to keep him out today, and I think maybe for a few weeks.”

The injury looks set to rule Rooney out of United’s Champions League match with Basel at Old Trafford on Tuesday and possibly England’s Euro 2012 qualifier in Montenegro on 7 October.

The striker could also miss the league games with Norwich and Liverpool although united fans will be hoping he is fit for the first Manchester derby of the season on the 23rd October.

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