Wayne Rooney to skip Asian tour due to hamstring injury, sidelined for a month

The injury was not only a major setback for Wayne Rooney's preparation for the coming Premier League season but also a problem for new manager David Moyes as he will be prevented from experimenting with different forward combinations in framing a gameplan for the post-Alex Ferguson era.

updated: July 12, 2013 11:20 IST
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Bangkok: Manchester United expect striker Wayne Rooney to be sidelined for a month after injuring his hamstring in a training session ahead of a friendly against a Thailand All Stars team in Bangkok.

Rooney flew back to England in the early hours of Friday morning, having been in Thailand less than 24 hours.

"Following a scan ... on a hamstring injury sustained in training, it has been decided that Wayne Rooney should return home immediately for further assessment and rehabilitation," a statement on the Manchester United website said.

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