Rooney doubt

ManU's innovative "check your neighbor" approach to injury prevention doesn't seem to be working.

United are facing an injury crisis of epic proportions, and not just in defence, with Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov joining an ever-increasing list of players on the treatment table.

There was a further blow to the Reds' rearguard with news that John O'Shea and Jonny Evans will both be out until the New Year.
United hope Wes Brown (hamstring) and Nemanja Vidic (flu) will replenish the Reds' decimated defence. But the injury problems don't stop there. Neither Rooney (hamstring) nor Berbatov (knee) travelled to Germany and both men are doubtful to play against Villa.
"Rafael and Fabio will certainly not [feature against Villa]. We're hoping that we can have Wes Brown fit for Saturday. But it's a strain and it won't be an easy one."

And this was especially interesting, considering the double-fixture week we have and the one coming up over Christmas/New Year:
Ryan Giggs, also missing from the group that travelled to Wolfsburg, will be fit for Saturday. But the news regarding Berbatov and Rooney is less positive.

"We left Ryan behind because we’ve been playing him in one game a week and that has worked for us. He is fit for Saturday, but Berbatov and Rooney are both doubtful."


  1. Anonymous5:37 PM

    Rooney out? United will be as bad as Liverpool now.

  2. Anonymous5:58 PM

    Jeremy -- Based on their comment do you think they'll only play Giggs in 1 of the 2 double games? ACK! What to do... I have Giggs really cheap too1

  3. Anonymous6:10 PM

    Go Valencia!!!

  4. I think Giggs will play 1 of the 2 matches, and I'm thinking Giggs --> Valencia.

  5. i might drop rooney for giggs. he will be the focal point with valencia. he will play 90 minutes, on the weekend, and probably at least 65 in game 2. it is not that manu have a tough opponent, in game two. if chelsea, tothenham and arsenal all win on saturday, which is more than likely going to happen, manu will be under pressure to not slip up against wolves. if manu ties on saturday, they will also need to guarantee that win. how cool a midfield with lennon, mtay, giggs and eagles, would be.

  6. Thinking of selling Giggs because I just don't like the idea of his playing a bit part (if at all) in the odd game of a 2 game week. Thinking Giggs to Valencia for a midfield of:

    Kranc / Reid / Valencia / O'Hara

  7. Daniel9:21 PM

    Oh no...I have Rooney at a cheap price...should i sell him off?

    Btw I did some research on D.Bent, he does well at home games. Maybe i should switch Rooney over to DB?

  8. Lost a longer comment, but basically... don't sell until Friday.

  9. Agreed. MANY people got burned with Drogba.

  10. Exactly, Owen! That was the gist of the comment that got eated.

  11. justin1:12 AM

    man utd seem to have easy fixtures for at least a few weeks. with their def crisis, do u think we can buy more of their fringe players like anderson/owen/park/nani?