Rooney Injury Fears Allayed

Last updated : 27 July 2008 By Sam
The United striker was forced to be substituted 25 minutes from the end of United's Vodacom Challenge Cup Final win against The Kaizer Chiefs in Pretoria on Saturday.

However, Fergie has revealed that Rooney's injury is not too serious and that the United striker should be fit to play in the friendly match against Portsmouth in Nigeria on Sunday night.

"Wayne got a knock above the knee and a dead leg just after half-time and that's why we took him off, but he should be okay for Sunday," the United boss has told the clubs official website.

"Gary Neville and Mikael Silvestre will both start, as will Scholes and Tevez. Only Danny Simpson and John O'Shea won't play."