Rooney could be out for Man United's trip to Bolton over knee problem

23 March 2010 08:51
Wayne Rooney is a doubt for Manchester United's trip to Bolton on Saturday because of his ongoing knee problem.

Rooney limped away from Old Trafford after scoring his 32nd goal of the season in the 2-1 win over Liverpool on Sunday after suffering a recurrence of the injury.

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The injury could become a major worry for United as they chase glory at home and abroad, and England manager Fabio Capello will also be monitoring the situation with the World Cup fast approaching.

The problem arose ahead of last month's Carling Cup final, when he came off the bench to replace the injured Michael Owen.

Four days later he played at Wembley again, for England against Egypt, much to the displeasure of United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

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Meanwhile the FA are examining footage of Fernando Torres scuffing the penalty spot ahead of Rooney's equaliser against Liverpool.

United are two points clear of Arsenal in this fascinating title race, but face a difficult run-in.

After the Bolton clash, they face a showdown with fellow title rivals Chelsea on Easter Saturday, which falls between their two European Cup matches against Bayern Munich. 

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Source: Daily_Mail

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