Manchester United taking a safety-first approach with England star Wayne Rooney
Manchester United boss David Moyes believes he will have Wayne Rooney back fit in time for the new season.
The England star returned home from United’s pre-season tour of the Far East on Thursday following a scan on his hamstring.
But Moyes revealed that it was a safety-first approach with the new campaign in mind that led to the decision.
Moyes explained: “He'll be okay. We finished training and we just thought it looked as if he just tightened up a little bit.
"He was happy with it but when we came out we thought we better just take no chances and just double check it.
"He didn't train yesterday so we thought it would be worth seeing what it was and it was just a very, very slight mark on his hamstring.
"We won't take any chances, there is no point in us risking him so we've sent him back and he'll get treatment."
Last week Moyes admitted that the 27-year-old had been in good shape since returning for pre-season training at Old Trafford.
So while it’s an obvious blow to their preparations, Moyes doesn’t want to take any chances with the new season just over a month away.
He added: "It's disappointing.
"The day we left he just felt his hamstring tighten up right at the end of training and we felt there would be no problem.
"But after the long flight we decided we'd get him tested and scanned and there is just a small grade one injury there.
"So there is no point is us taking him another half-way round the world so we've sent him back."