uhuhduh (uhuhduh) wrote in ontd_football,

Hello US of A

WAYNE ROONEY is heading to the United States for a week — ruling him out of the Manchester derby.

It had been suggested Rooney would return from an ankle injury in time for Manchester United's visit to bitter rivals City on Wednesday.
But the striker will go Stateside for seven days of conditioning work to ensure he is fully fit for a first-team comeback.
Assistant boss Mike Phelan said: "What we are intending to do with Wayne is send him to Nike Town in the USA for a week's conditioning training. "

"We have decided, with Wayne, the medical team and the coaching staff that it would be the best thing for him.
"He is going on Saturday and will return the following Saturday.
"It is a week's intensive conditioning, under the supervision of our medical team and our sports' science department."
Phelan believes the time away will do Rooney the power of good as it will keep him out of the media spotlight.

And he has hinted the England striker could return to action when United face Wigan on November 21.
Phelan added: "We just thought it might be in the interests of him and the club to have a change of scenery for a little while.
"He has had a lot of attention lately and we want to give him the best opportunity that he possibly can to be in good shape when he returns.
"He needs the conditioning, we all agree with that. He can go there without the attention he would get around here.

"If that goes according to plan, he will be available when he returns."


Hmmmm, out of media spotlight? Err..

Tags: club: manchester united, wayne rooney

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