A recurrent groin strain forced Wayne Rooney on sitting out during Manchester United’s match against Norwich City and despite having neither Wayne Rooney nor Robin van Persie available for David Moyes, they still managed to claim a triumph over Norwich without having their star forwards.

It is believed that Moyes also asked the medical staff of the team to speed up the recovery with the Dutchman van Persie and while the injury of Rooney would be better off with the English forward resting for a few weeks, Moyes wants him to be back against Tottenham on the 1st of January of 2014.

Moyes said: "Rooney was missing as he has a bit of an adductor injury in his groin. He missed the Stoke game because of the same injury. He has got the same injury that kept him out at Stoke. It is not serious but ideally we could have given him two or three weeks to recover completely. But he has been so influential for the team and we want to get him back playing."

Moyes spoke to Sky Sports News:
If we hadn't got so many games and could give him a couple of weeks just to recover properly, I think he would be fine. I would expect him to be okay for the next game against Tottenham.

It is no wonder why Moyes has been so much critiqued about his training regime as a lot of Manchester United players suggested the Scottish tactician to be more flexible and more resting time. The injury list of players seems to be increasing and with a busy schedule that Manchester United has it will be ideal for Moyes to rotate more players or to sign fresh legs in January.