Manchester United seem to be playing every few days at the moment, and I guess we’re at that stage in the season where games just come thick and fast. Eventually, that takes its toll on some players and now we’ve been hit with another injury problem.
The guy in question is Wayne Rooney, and his manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that the current United captain has an issue with his ankles. That would explain his absence from the matchday squad against Everton last night, and it doesn’t look as though we’ll be getting him back for the Sunderland game this coming weekend.
Mourinho was asked about whether the 31-year-old would be available for selection, and the boss responded:
“Two ankles, so I don’t know,” Mourinho said, according to Sky Sports News. “But I don’t think it is so easy to recover in a couple of days.”
Well, it’s fair to say this isn’t good. The all-time top Manchester United goal scorer had only recently come back from a spell on the sidelines, and literally made one substitute appearance before this double ankle problem.
In my opinion, I certainly think we’re seeing Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United career coming to an end. He hasn’t played much this season, and when he has been on the field, he’s disappointed more often than not.
Mourinho is the type of coach who doesn’t put up with those guys who can be injury prone, and unfortunately for Rooney, he does seem to spend a lot of time out of action. It all depends on whether the club can find a buyer willing to take his hefty wages, but I really believe we could sell the man from Croxteth this coming summer.
Whatever happens from here on out, Wazza will always go down as a Manchester United legend, that’s for sure.