Manchester United manager David Moyes is concerned about the fitness of England international Wayne Rooney, who is struggling with a groin problem.
Wayne Rooney was a big doubt for the match against Tottenham Hotspur after missing the previous clash against Norwich City with a groin problem, but he passed a late fitness test and started the match against Spurs. United suffered a disappointing defeat in the game and will now look to bounce back with a positive result in their FA Cup fixture against Swansea City.
But Wayne Rooney is sure to miss that game as David Moyes has expressed his concern about the fitness of the England international, who has been the most influential player for the reigning Premier League champions this season. Moyes revealed that the forward is still struggling with his groin problem and he will look to rest him when he can.
“If I could, I would [rest Rooney].
“He has missed a couple of games with his groin and may well miss some more in the games coming up.” – The Manchester United manager said.
After a tumultuous summer, Rooney has been in wonderful form this season and has almost single headedly carried United over the line in certain matches. He has often been asked to drop deep in the midfield this season to provide creativity and provide cover. Moyes will have to use him cleverly at this point and allow him to recover from his injury; the last thing he can afford at this point is to miss him for a long period. United already have a long injury list to contain with at this point with Jones, Rafael, Fellaini, Nani and Robin van Persie all struggling with their fitness.
Rooney is now sure to miss United’s FA Cup clash against Swansea as Moyes looks to keep him fresh for the important League Cup semi-final fixture against Sunderland next week.