Rooney and Young to miss Saints clash

Wayne Rooney

Ashley Young

First published in Saints News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Writer

Manchester United duo Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young will both miss Sunday’s game at Saints due to injury.

Rooney is set to be out for four weeks after suffering a deep gash to his thigh sustained against Fulham last weekend.

Young is out for a fortnight with a knee problem.

United Medical staff were alarmed by the extent of the wound, leading to speculation Rooney could be out for longer than was originally anticipated.

However, that is not going to be the case.

“He should be back in four weeks,” said Ferguson.

“He was in yesterday. It is nothing serious on the gash. It is a bad one but he was treated quickly so we don't expect any complications.

“And the fact it is a gash rather than a ligament or joint injury means he can do a lot of work in the gym.”

Ferguson also confirmed Ashley Young, who was omitted from the England squad yesterday, had picked up a knee injury, although he was evidently not impressed at how the information became public.

“It was nice of the FA to let everyone know that Ashley Young is injured,” he said.

“There is no point in giving them any information now.

“He got a knee injury last week. It is not serious. He will be ready in a couple of weeks' time.”

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11:53am Fri 31 Aug 12

markmmwango@gmail.com says...

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Deadly striker, brilliant, strong and intelligent.

Southampton will be a better side on Sunday....watch out for Emmanuel Mayuka ....ask Drogba about emmanuel
Beware of MAYUKA Emmanuel hitman for ZAMBIA. Deadly striker, brilliant, strong and intelligent. Southampton will be a better side on Sunday....watch out for Emmanuel Mayuka ....ask Drogba about emmanuel markmmwango@gmail.com
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12:45pm Fri 31 Aug 12

Flashin the pan says...

Watch out for Mayuka on Sunday- deadly striker, especially when spearing fish!
1-3 man u.
Watch out for Mayuka on Sunday- deadly striker, especially when spearing fish! 1-3 man u. Flashin the pan
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12:45pm Fri 31 Aug 12

Flashin the pan says...

Watch out for Mayuka on Sunday- deadly striker, especially when spearing fish!
1-3 man u.
Watch out for Mayuka on Sunday- deadly striker, especially when spearing fish! 1-3 man u. Flashin the pan
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1:10pm Fri 31 Aug 12

SO50 Saint says...

Any signings or rumours for your club today Flashin?
Any signings or rumours for your club today Flashin? SO50 Saint
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3:09pm Fri 31 Aug 12

Mush On The Beach says...

Flashin the pan wrote:
Watch out for Mayuka on Sunday- deadly striker, especially when spearing fish!
1-3 man u.
Watch out for insecure skunts with a ripe fishy smell of inferiority complex. We spear fish feckers on here all the time, your just too dumb to recognise it Scumpty Boy.
[quote][p][bold]Flashin the pan[/bold] wrote: Watch out for Mayuka on Sunday- deadly striker, especially when spearing fish! 1-3 man u.[/p][/quote]Watch out for insecure skunts with a ripe fishy smell of inferiority complex. We spear fish feckers on here all the time, your just too dumb to recognise it Scumpty Boy. Mush On The Beach
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