Rooney ruled out of Sweden trip

first_img This is the second injury to have affected Rooney this pre-season. The player flew home from Thailand earlier in July with a hamstring injury. Nemanja Vidic will skipper the United side in Sweden after missing the first leg of the tour due to a sciatica problem, while Portuguese winger Bebe, signed for £7.4million in 2010 but who has yet to start a game in the Barclays Premier League, is also in the squad. Squad: Lindegaard, Amos; Rafael, Evans, Evra, Jones, Smalling, Vidic; Anderson, Bebe, Carrick, Giggs, Nani, Zaha; Henriquez, Kagawa, Van Persie, Welbeck. Wayne Rooney will not travel with Manchester United to Sweden for a pre-season friendly after injuring his shoulder. Press Association United have confirmed they have rejected a second bid for the striker from Chelsea and now say the 27-year-old is out of Tuesday’s match against AIK in Stockholm. A United spokesman told Press Association Sport: “He injured his shoulder in the behind-closed-doors game against Real Betis in Saturday and will not be travelling to Sweden.” United manager David Moyes said the injury was not serious and expects Rooney to return quickly. United have other matches coming up including Rio Ferdinand’s testimonial against Seville on Friday and the Community Shield against Wigan at Wembley on Sunday. “Wayne hurt his shoulder in a fall during a match on Saturday,” Moyes told the club’s website. “It’s not too serious and I don’t expect it to keep him out for too long. “I’m disappointed he’s missing the game because we were keen to get him back involved and ready to play.” Earlier on Monday, United confirmed they had rejected a second bid from Chelsea for Rooney, thought to be for around £25million. A United spokesman told Press Association Sport: “A bid was received yesterday and immediately rejected. Our position remains that he is not for sale.” The second bid and United’s swift response will now focus Rooney’s mind on his future at Old Trafford – there have been reports that he will consider handing in an official transfer request. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has made the 27-year-old his top transfer target and Rooney told former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson last season that he wanted a move. Moyes has repeatedly stressed that Rooney is not for sale. Rooney himself, however, was unimpressed by the manager’s remarks that he would effectively have to be an understudy to main striker Robin van Persie. last_img

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