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11/02/2009 09:35

Papers: Rooney injury setback?

Rooney out of Derby Cup tie
Wayne Rooney will miss Manchester United's trip to Derby County in the FA Cup fifth round after suffering a setback in his rehabilitation from the hamstring injury that has ruled him out of England's game against Spain on Wednesday night. The striker, who has missed United's last six matches, aggravated the problem in training and Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that he would not consider him for the trip to Pride Park on Sunday. Jonny Evans and Patrice Evra will be back in contention but Ferguson rates Rooney as only a "maybe" for next Wednesday's league game against Fulham at Old Trafford.
Daniel Taylor, The Guardian

With some of the focus switching to England's friendly international with Spain, there is not so much United news in the papers today (Wednesday).

Both The Mirror and the Daily Star carry a piece on United's chances of winning the quadruple this season, with Mick Phelan quoted as saying "the club has been built to sustain challenges in four competitions". Log in to ManUtd.com to read an exclusive interview with Sir Alex's number two.

Elsewhere, with football still digesting Luiz Felipe Scolari's dismissal as Chelsea manager, the Daily Mail points out that 923 Football League managers have lost their jobs since Sir Alex Ferguson took over at Old Trafford in 1986.

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