Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has suffered a setback in his recovery from a knee injury and could be sidelined for a further month.
Rooney picked up the injury in a defeat to Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on February 1 and was expected to make a full recovery by April 3.
The Mirror are reporting that scans revealed the England skipper’s injured right knee has not healed as quickly as medical staff had hoped.
His injury has not improved sufficiently for him to join England with their friendlies against Holland and Germany next month.
United have had no luck with injuries this season and Rooney’s setback is just the latest in a string of problems we’ve had. Thankfully, we’ve had Marcus Rashford‘s emergence which has given us another option up front but the squad is still desperately thin at the moment.
It was always a risk selling Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez without adequately replacing them and we all knew that. Against West Ham today, we’ll be turning to Anthony Martial to inspire some magic up front as he has done on so many occasions this season.