London, England, United Kingdom (4E Sports) – Manchester United has announced that striker Wayne Rooney will not play against Newcastle United in their Saturday’s Premier League clash due to a toe injury.
The team added that Rooney will be assessed ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League tie against Bayern Munich.
The influential striker sustained a toe injury during the second half of the 1-1 draw with Bayern.
“Wayne’s got a badly bruised toe,” Manchester United skipper David Moyes said. “He picked it up in the game the other night. Whether we were going to play him or rest him, it doesn’t matter.”
“He’s got a terrible toe and not only will it be a problem for this game, it could be a problem for the Munich game as well on Wednesday. So we need to monitor it. We’ll get him treatment all over the weekend and see if we can speed it up,” Moyes added.
With five goals in six games last month, the England international has been in top form but his absence may hand an opportunity to Javier Hernandez.
Moyes also has another option in Danny Welbeck as Robin van Persie is still sidelined due to a knee problem.