Wednesday, August 06, 2008

United and Liverpool Worry Over Fitness of Rooney & Stevie G

Manchester United
and England were dealt a severe blow last night when Wayne Rooney was ruled out of the start of the season and possibly much longer after being struck down by a tropical virus during his club’s controversial trip to Nigeria late last month.

boss Rafael Benitez could be without captain Steven Gerrard for next week's Champions League qualifier against Standard Liege. 'It is a thigh strain. We need to wait but it could be one week,' Benitez told

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