News this morning that Wayne Rooney is said to be struggling to recover from a hamstring strain, for Newcastle first game back in the Premier League on Monday night.
Wayne Rooney – poor form for last 5 months – injury doubt?
The England striker suffered the injury in the first half of the International friendly against Hungary at Wembley on Wednesday night, when captain Steven Gerrard saved England’s blushes with two fantastic goals in just four minutes during the second half of that game, which England finally won 2-1.
Wayne is undergoing intensive treatment but will obviously not be risked by Alex Ferguson if he cannot prove his full fitness by Monday night.
Sir Alex Ferguson is said to be furious that he has been squarely blamed for Rooney’s poor form at the World Cup, because he rushed him back from injury at the end of last season – but that’s a cop out – it has nothing to do with Alex because it’s all in Waynes’ mind where the problem really lies.
Wayne was just hopeless during the World Cup – and his poor form and bad language were there for all to see – which they did around the world. It’s interesting that Wayne hasn’t scored since recovering from an ankle injury in the Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich, which was way back at the end of March.
And we all know that the striker failed to score in the four games he played in South Africa during England’s dramatic fall from grace, as his form continued on a downward spiral.
We’re not too bothered if Wayne plays or not on Monday night if we were honest – especially if he continues showing the form he has been in over the last five months or so.