Rooney out for three weeks

LONDON - Wayne Rooney has been ruled out for three weeks with an ankle injury on the day he finally ended speculation over his future at Manchester United.

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Published: Fri 22 Oct 2010, 7:47 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:38 AM

Rooney made a shock u-turn on Friday as he signed a new five-year contract with United just days after admitting he wanted to leave Old Trafford because the club was showing a lack of ambition in the transfer market.

However, the England international won’t be back in a United shirt for a while as he recovers after being stretchered out of training on Tuesday following a tackle by Paul Scholes.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed to radio station Key103 that Rooney will be out of action until the middle of next month.

“Wayne will be out for three weeks,” he said.

Rooney has already sat out matches against Valencia and Sunderland prior to the international break as a result of the injury.

He could now miss the first derby of the season against Manchester City on November 10, as well as three other Premier League games against Stoke, Tottenham and Wolves and a Champions League tie against Bursaspor.

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