WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.

Papers: Pain Roo knee

23/03/2010 09:17

Oh no, it's pain Roo knee


Wayne Rooney's knee problem appears to be getting worse - 80 days before the World Cup. The Manchester United and England star striker is suffering from an inflamed tendon. It has not stopped him playing but is causing increasing discomfort and swells up after games. Rooney, 24, limped heavily as he left Old Trafford four hours after Sunday's 2-1 Prem win over Liverpool, having scored United goal No 33 this term. He received treatment and is now expected to miss heavy training this week ahead of Saturday's trip to Bolton. The situation is being closely monitored but is a huge worry for club and country.
Neil Custis, The Sun

The Telegraph claims that Wayne Rooney could be rested against Bolton this weekend "to avoid exacerbating his niggling knee problem".

The same paper says that Fernando Torres will face no further punishment for scuffing the penalty spot on Sunday. Referee Howard Webb, having reviewed the incident on TV, would have booked Torres for unsporting behaviour had he witnessed the incident. But there is no process to issue yellow cards retrospectively.

The Sun re-uses some old quotes attributed to Ji-sung Park in which the Korean says he drank boiled frog juice as a child because he was told the nutrients would help him grow.

Joe Cole, linked with a move to United, City, Liverpool and Spurs, says he'll decide on his future at Chelsea at the end of the season - when his current deal expires.

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