Injured Rooney forced to wait to play 500th Man United game


December 05, 2015
Wayne Rooney


Wayne Rooney must wait longer to play his 500th game for Manchester United after being sidelined by an ankle injury that likely will force the striker to miss next week's crucial Champions League game at Wolfsburg.

United manager Louis van Gaal said yesterday "It is a nasty injury" and that Rooney "is more injured than I thought."

Rooney will definitely miss the English Premier League game against West Ham today, and Van Gaal said he thought his captain will also be out of the Wolfsburg game on Tuesday, which United may need to win to reach the knockout stage.

Marcos Rojo is also out after dislocating his left shoulder in training, an injury the Argentina defender also sustained last season when he was sidelined for four week.

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