Wayne Rooney set for Manchester United return in September
It has not been an ideal start to the season for Wayne Rooney who has seen Robin van Persie become the number one striker at Old Trafford, with the England striker then sustaining a gashed leg against Fulham after coming on as a substitute.
September 7th, 2012
Rooney left the pitch that day on a stretcher and subsequently saw Van Persie fire in a hat-trick against Southampton, although the forward appears to be on the recovery trail and could be available to face Tottenham on 29 September.
“The injury is going well,” Rooney said. “It could have been a lot worse than what it was. It is up to the doctor. When he declares me fit I will be ready.
“It feels good at the minute. The timescale put on it was four weeks. If that is the time they feel I need for the wound to heal properly then that is what I will do.
“What I don’t want to happen is to come back too early when it is not quite healed and it opens up again first game. That would just set me back again another four weeks. Overall, I think at the most I will miss [is] four games.”
Rooney revealed that the injury caused him no pain when it was initially sustained, although he is eager to get back in the team and play alongside Van Persie.
“I am looking forward to getting back into the team and trying to forge an understanding with him,” said Rooney.