Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Rooney Sits out Training in Front of TV Cameras

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Rooney Sits out Training in Front of TV Cameras

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Byline: Marco Giacomelli

WAYNE ROONEY missed the open section of Manchester United's training session this morning ahead of their Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.

The striker suffered minor ligament damage to his right ankle in the 2-1 quarter-final defeat last week, leading to Sir Alex Ferguson stating the England star would be out for at least a fortnight.

Reports that Rooney came through a secret training session yesterday led to talk that he could feature in the second leg at Old Trafford tomorrow night.

Rooney's absence from the first 15 minutes of training today before the TV cameras had to leave could be part of a ploy by Ferguson to keep Bayern guessing as to the fitness of the 34-goal striker.

However, were he to face the Germans it would be an incredible return to a side, who saw their Premier League title hopes hit by a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.

Hours after that loss, Munich moved to the top of the Bundesliga by beating Schalke 2-1 despite playing for the entire second half with 10 men after the dismissal of Hamit Altintop. …

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