Wednesday 17 January 2018

Wayne Rooney knee injury could finish his season

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney

Manchester united's Wayne Rooney is facing further tests on a knee injury amid fears that he sustained ligament damage during the Premier League defeat at Everton on Sunday.

Rooney limped off after 88 minutes and was replaced by Robin van Persie after sustaining the injury during the closing stages of the 3-0 defeat.

While Rooney, 29, is not feared to have suffered a serious knee injury, the prospect of damage to the medial ligament could result in the United captain being sidelined for up to a month if the worst-case scenario is borne out.

United will play Barcelona during a four-match tour of the United States this summer, the club have announced. Louis van Gaal's men will also face Paris St Germain, Club America and San Jose Earthquakes during the pre-season trip. The fixtures will be part of the International Champions Cup, a tournament United won last year.

Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium will be the venue for the Barcelona game on July 25.

Last night, Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar motored past 100 goals for the season to fire the La Liga leaders to a 6-0 romp at home to Getafe and stretch their lead over Real Madrid to five points.

Neymar made it 3-0 in the 28th minute, the 100th goal for Messi, Suarez and Neymar, known collectively in Spain as 'MSN', in all competitions this term.

Argentina forward Messi has 49, Uruguay striker Suarez, whose ban for biting an opponent expired at the end of October, has 21 and Brazil forward Neymar 32.

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