The 27-year-old is currently away on a warm weather training camp where it was hoped that he would have been able to recover in time for United’s game against Chelsea this Sunday but it won’t happen by the looks of things.
Rooney’s absence has really been felt by the team who have struggled to be creative without him in the side. If not for an inspired Adnan Januzaj performance against Swansea, we may well have gone down to our fourth consecutive defeat.
Without Rooney, Stamford Bridge is going to be an even harder to place to come out with three points. As Robin van Persie is all but definitely ruled out of the game as well with a thigh strain, Rooney’s presence was needed more than ever but it looks like it will be up to Danny Welbeck to hopefully continue his rich vein of form.
Although having him back for Chelsea would be brilliant, it wouldn’t be worth the risk if he wasn’t 100% fit.
We saw with Van Persie that rushing players back can cause more damage than good but with our season teetering in the balance, hopefully Rooney will come back as soon as possible.