Sir Alex Ferguson updates on injuries to United's England duo Rooney and Young.
England striker Wayne Rooney
is nearing a return to action according to his Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
However, Ashley Young
, his team mate for both club and country, is expected to be sidelined for a few more weeks.
Rooney and Young have both been missing since the Premier League encounter with Fulham at Old Trafford last month due to injury. A badly gashed leg in Rooney’s case, and a knee problem for Young.
Although the former Everton man looks set to miss United’s trip to Liverpool on Sunday, Ferguson predicts that he will be back soon, news which will, of course, be of interest to Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson
"I know there were reports about Rooney being a possible, but that is not the case," said Ferguson.
"He is not far away. He's doing a lot of great training and has been working hard.
"It's just a matter of getting him into the full football training side of things, which he has done part of.
"I think he may be fine for next week."
It’s looking doubtful, though, that Young will be fit in time for England’s next two World Cup Qualifiers against San Marino at Wembley
and Poland in Warsaw next month.
"Ashley Young has a bruised cartilage that is going to take two or three weeks more. We're taking our time with that one,” said Ferguson.
"You can easily play and train with it but we are not going down that road.
"We have a lot of experience of these injuries recurring when they come back too quickly.
"We don't want that - we want to give him a full recovery."
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