The manager of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, has said that Wayne Rooney will have to remain out of action for two more weeks as he has still not recovered from the knee injury that he had discovered while participating in the training session on Christmas Day.

It means that Rooney will miss United’s Premier League match against Liverpool which will be played on 13th of January.

Rooney has already missed three matches because of his knee injury and Ferguson’s statement suggests that he will have to miss a few more games.

When asked about Rooney’s injury, Ferguson said, “Rooney is still not fit. It’s really surprising because initially, we had thought that he wouldn’t need that much time to recover. We had expected him to get fit in 10 days or so. But, it’s getting longer than what we had anticipated.”

“His injury is not a severe one. He had gone for a scan and the reports suggested that it’s not a major injury. But, he is still feeling the pain and it’s a bit of a concern for us. It seems that he still needs a couple of weeks to get back to 100% fitness. I don’t think he will get fit before the match against Liverpool.”

“It’s not good news for us. We have been doing well in the last three games, but, you always want your best players to be fit and available for selection. We have to play quite a few important games in the next couple of weeks and we are definitely going to miss him.”

“Rooney has been struggling with injures since the beginning of this season. But, the players who have got the opportunities in his absence have done well. Hopefully, they would continue doing the same in the upcoming games as well.”