Knee injury sidelines Rooney

27 December 2012 03:29:11 EST
Wayne Rooney (right) faces a spell out of action with a knee injury.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney faces at least a fortnight out of action after suffering a knee injury in training ahead of the 4-3 win over Newcastle United.

The Red Devils moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table after winning a thriller against the Magpies at Old Trafford, with Rooney forced to sit out due to his minor setback.

It's unfortunate and he could be out for two to three weeks.

Sir Alex Ferguson

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson told MUTV: "Wayne did it towards the end of training.

"He was trying a volley when he strained a ligament behind the knee. It's unfortunate and he could be out for two to three weeks."

Meanwhile, Ferguson was delighted with the three points from a seesaw Boxing Day encounter, especially after learning that Manchester City had been beaten 1-0 at Sunderland.

"It's a really significant result for us, it puts in a good position," Ferguson added.

"As I always say of December, it's a month that tells you everything. When we come to the end of the Wigan game on 1st January, we'll still be top of the league."

Next up for United is a visit from West Brom on Saturday, with the Baggies sixth in the table after a 2-1 Boxing Day win at lowly QPR.

Albion are 9/2 to secure a point at Old Trafford, with a goalless draw available at 18/1, while West Brom are 10/1 to keep a clean sheet.

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