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Rooney Out!

Rooney Out!

United have been hit by the news that Wayne Rooney will miss the start of the new campaign due to a virus picked up in Nigeria.

Rooney joins Ronaldo, Nani, Anderson, Saha and possibly Owen Hargreaves in missing the start of our new season - which includes away trips to Pompey, Chelsea and Liverpool.

There is no news on whether or not Carrick (who is also known to have picked up the virus) will be abel to make the season opener against Newcastle at Old Trafford.

The news means youngster Fraizer Campbell is sure to see first team action sooner than expected; asuming Ferguson decides not to pursue interest in a striker.

Though this news is a tough one, there is one bright spark....Carlos Tevez. The Argentine has revelled in the absnse of Rooney and Ronaldo in pre-season and is sure to be our main thrust going forward.

There will be more on the Rooney injury as we get it...

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Writer:United4Life
Date:Tuesday August 5 2008
Time: 3:00PM

Comments

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what did i say? we NEED another striker, now we are stuck wih tevez and unexperienced Campbell.........unless we play the dreaded 4-5-1 with tevez as the lone striker, and without ronaldo that formation is too negative. BUY BERBATOV FFS or any proven striker
Reddevils4ever89
05/08/2008 15:03:00
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It's devastating for United that Rooney is out. I really feel for him - he is so unlucky with injuries and that. We saw how United struggled last season in his absence - I really worry about us now. I know we've just won the Double, in breathtaking form, but I just have my worries for next season. We've lost our brilliant coach, Queiroz, and possibly Ronaldo too (at least for a couple of months) and besides, all the weary transfer talk leaves me wondering how motivated he'll be should he stay. On top of that, countless players are being ruled out for the start of the season, and Tottenham's constant defiance to selling Berbatov means this has been a thoroughly sickening close-season for United.
Man utd champions
05/08/2008 15:27:00
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P.S. Sorry about the rant - it's just everything seems to be going wrong at once for United. Rooney's luck (or lack of it) with injuries is just the last straw.
Man utd champions
05/08/2008 15:29:00
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Time for a few young hero's to raise their heads...
Tosswink
05/08/2008 15:49:00
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Im not sure what all the pessisism about Campbell and Tevez is about...id take that over alot of other teams front-line. Plus, its only temporary - we dont want to be like Chelsea and sign someone for the sake of a few games (cough, Anelka, cough). This is the reason you have a "squad". If fergie wasnt going to buy a striker, I hope this news doenst change his mind.
united4life
05/08/2008 16:03:00
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Of course ferguson wants a striker, thats why he bid for BERBATOV!!! DUH!!! :| it doesnt take a genius to see that we need more strength in depth upfront, lets compare our strikers to chelsea, liverpool and arsenal: chelsea(play with 1 frontman): Anelka, Drogba, Shevchenko, Pizarro.......Arsenal: Adebayor, Van Persie, Walcott, Eduardo, Vela, Bendthner.........Liverpool: Torres, Keane, Veronin, Gerrard(can play second striker), Babel. Where as our striker are: Rooney, Tevez, Saha(always injured), Campbell.........I am sorry but thats not good enough for a club like ours
Reddevils4ever89
05/08/2008 16:35:00
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If I mention Dong will I get a slap?
Tosswink
05/08/2008 16:39:00
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Shame!
storagematt
05/08/2008 16:41:00
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RedDevils you shoot yourself in the foot there. Look at all the front lines above...all of them have an obvious 2 main strikers (Adebayor+Van Persie, Torres+Keane, Drogba+Anelka) and our man two are Tevez+Rooney. Campbell, Saha and Manucho are more than adequate cover. I would liek Berbatov but I dont want him disrupting the Rooney, Tevez partnership.
united4life
05/08/2008 18:46:00
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...and yes Tosswink you will! :)
united4life
05/08/2008 18:47:00
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