Wayne Rooney has been ruled out of Manchester United’s clash tomorrow with Wigan Athletic after being deemed not fit enough to play despite the fact that he will join up with England on Sunday for next week’s game against Scotland.
The 27-year-old had been training away from the first team squad with the reserves this week in a bid to get himself fit but apparently he isn’t fit enough for United’s match yet will be for England’s only four days later.
If Rooney is fit enough to play for England on Wednesday, then he should have no problem playing for United on Sunday but it seems the club is continuing to use his ‘injuries’ as an excuse to keep him away from the first team.
United’s actions so far, despite standing firm that Rooney is not for sale at any price, all point towards a Rooney exit. If David Moyes really wanted to use Rooney, he would at least take him with the travelling squad and potentially use him for 30 minutes or so. Instead, he will go into the new season as a United player who hasn’t played a single minute under Moyes. That is, of course, if he isn’t sold before Swansea.