Wayne Rooney could miss North West derby

Wayne Rooney could miss North West derby

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Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney could miss the Red Devils big north west derby against Liverpool later today
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney could miss the Red Devils big north west derby against Liverpool later today

Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney could miss this evening’s North West derby against Liverpool at Old Trafford.

Reports in the local press suggest the forward is carrying a hamstring injury, after the forward became England’s all-time leading scorer on Tuesday night.

Rooney is believed to have picked-up the injury a United’s training ground Carrington on Friday and was not with the team ahead of the clash.

Rooney could now also be a doubt for Tuesday’s trip to PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League.

If Rooney does not recover in time United’s new £36million signing Anthony Martial, who arrived from French Ligue One on transfer deadline day.

The 19-year-old is more accustomed to playing on the left-wing for Monaco, but has previously played as a central striker in the principality.

Louis van Gaal’s other attacking options include former-Everton star Marouane Fellaini, who has filled the role before and young striker James Wilson, who is reportedly wanted by a host of Championship clubs.

United have failed to win their last two Premier League games, after winning both their opening games 1-0 this season.

The visitors Liverpool have enjoyed a similar start to the campaign and the absence of Rooney will be a big boost ahead of their trip to old Trafford.

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