It’s just what we were hoping for – since he nearly always scores against us – but late breaking news tonight that Wayne Rooney will miss the Newcastle game on Saturday with a toe injury.
Wayne Rooney – has toe injury
This was the news tonight, and unfortunately it seems he may also miss the return leg in Munich against the European Champions Bayern Munich next Wednesday.
This is what manager Davide Moyes told MUTV:
“Wayne’s got a badly bruised toe,” “He picked it up in the game the other night. Whether we were going to play him or rest him, it doesn’t matter.”
“He’s got a terrible toe and not only will it be a problem for this game, it could be a problem for the Munich game as well on Wednesday. So we need to monitor it.”
“We’ll get him treatment all over the weekend and see if we can speed it up.”
That should even things up just a little bit tomorrow, with Robin van Persie also out for tomorrow’s game with a knee injury, but of course Newcastle have Loic Remy, Mathieu Debuchy, Moussa Sissoko and Tim Krul all missing tomorrow with injury.
Now we need maybe one or two Red Devils to be injured in the warm-up for the game, and then maybe Newcastle have a chance. 😀
Javier Hernandez and/or Danny Welbeck could now get a start tomorrow afternoon.
This could affect Newcastle’s game plan too, because presumably manager Pardew would have been expecting Wayne to be in the line-up tomorrow, and he would have to have been well marked.
But this will give a psychological edge to the Newcastle players, and they badly need it – so let’s hope the lads who are in the black and white strips tomorrow afternoon, play their hearts out and play near their absolute best.