Rooney 'still six only weeks from return,' insist United
Manchester United have refuted reports which suggest Wayne Rooney is definitely out of this summer's World Cup.
Rooney had a scan yesterday, which allegedly showed `clusters' of broken bones in the striker's right foot.
The suggestion was the 20-year-old could be out for at least three months, effectively ruling him out of Sven-Goran Eriksson's summer plans.
However, in a short statement this lunchtime United have insisted the original prognosis of a six-week gap between the injury occurring at Stamford Bridge last Saturday and a return to full training still stands.
'Despite stories in the press we believe Wayne is still six weeks away from full training,' said the statement.
'We are not prepared to discuss anything specific in relation to his injury or his rehabilitation.'