Wayne Rooney and Phil Jones ruled out of Manchester United's visit to Saints

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WAYNE Rooney and Phil Jones have been ruled out of Manchester United's trip to Saints on Sunday.

Jones, though, should be fit to go to the World Cup with England after his shoulder injury proved less serious than was feared, Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs said today.

Jones came off in the 16th minute of United's 3-1 win over Hull on Tuesday after a clash with Maynor Figueroa.

Giggs says Jones did not dislocate his left shoulder as had been the concern, and Giggs insists the defender can be selected in Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad, which will be announced on Monday.

"Phil's injury is not as bad as I thought it was on the night," Giggs said.

"He won't be available for Sunday (when United play Southampton), but he should be okay for the World Cup."

The news that Jones should be fit for the tournament in Brazil is a boost for England manager Roy Hodgson, who needs the Manchester United defender as cover for right-back as Kyle Walker is in danger of missing out due to a pelvic injury.

Hodgson, howver, will be concerned that star striker Rooney is still being troubled by a groin injury, although Giggs insists the player will be fit to fly to South America.

Rooney has missed the last two United games with the problem and he will not partake in the final match of the season at St Mary's.

"Wayne has just started training over the last couple of days and Sunday probably will come a bit too quick for him," Giggs said.

"But he will obviously be fine for the World Cup also."

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10:37am Fri 9 May 14

saint christopher says...

England would have better chance in Brazil if Rooney didn't go. Total waste of space.

Unfortuately he'll contiue to ge picked provided he can stand on one leg and is still breathing.

Sums up real problem with England football team.
England would have better chance in Brazil if Rooney didn't go. Total waste of space. Unfortuately he'll contiue to ge picked provided he can stand on one leg and is still breathing. Sums up real problem with England football team. saint christopher
  • Score: 13

10:54am Fri 9 May 14

Costa Baz says...

Hodgson wants Jones as cover for right back!

He's not mobile enough.
Give the job to Clyne.
Hodgson wants Jones as cover for right back! He's not mobile enough. Give the job to Clyne. Costa Baz
  • Score: 20

10:56am Fri 9 May 14

Bwana23 says...

Guess that means they are both being transferred as normal to 'drop them' when bids are received!! Let's see who does not play for the Saints!!
Guess that means they are both being transferred as normal to 'drop them' when bids are received!! Let's see who does not play for the Saints!! Bwana23
  • Score: -4

11:48am Fri 9 May 14

SouthamptonLegend says...

Costa Baz wrote:
Hodgson wants Jones as cover for right back!

He's not mobile enough.
Give the job to Clyne.
He should be starting!
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Hodgson wants Jones as cover for right back! He's not mobile enough. Give the job to Clyne.[/p][/quote]He should be starting! SouthamptonLegend
  • Score: 9

4:00pm Fri 9 May 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Yeah give them Skanks a good hiding!
Yeah give them Skanks a good hiding! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: 2

9:59pm Fri 9 May 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Wot? No Rooney? That means we will be last on Mod again.........
Wot? No Rooney? That means we will be last on Mod again......... OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 3

11:32am Sat 10 May 14

NC Fan4Life says...

It would be nice to finish with a win but more importantly it ends a great season that should have been even better. Therefore if what has been said is correct then Les Reed has a very busy week ahead of him.
First is to get MoPo to sign another contract on Monday and second is to get on and sign a couple of their targets signed up by the end of the week to prove to the players (and all of us) that they are looking to push on further.
It would be nice to finish with a win but more importantly it ends a great season that should have been even better. Therefore if what has been said is correct then Les Reed has a very busy week ahead of him. First is to get MoPo to sign another contract on Monday and second is to get on and sign a couple of their targets signed up by the end of the week to prove to the players (and all of us) that they are looking to push on further. NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 0

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