Wayne Rooney ruled out of Swansea FA Cup tie

Updated: 04 January 2014 16:32 IST

Wayne Rooney has been nursing the problem for the last few weeks and sat out his side's 1-0 victory at Norwich City in the Premier League on December 28.

London:

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will miss the FA Cup third-round meeting with Swansea City on Sunday due to a groin injury, manager David Moyes has revealed.

The England striker, 28, has been nursing the problem for the last few weeks and sat out his side's 1-0 victory at Norwich City in the Premier League on December 28.

He returned for Wednesday's 2-1 loss at home to Tottenham Hotspur, but with a League Cup semi-final first leg at Sunderland coming up next week, Moyes has decided to rest him for the visit of Swansea. (Also read: Moyes hints Rooney could miss several games)

"He's got a groin injury and won't be available on Sunday," Moyes told reporters.

Asked if Rooney would be fit to face Sunderland on Tuesday, Moyes said: "He's got a chance."

Rooney's strike partner Robin van Persie is also currently sidelined with a thigh problem, leaving Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez as Moyes's only fit senior strikers.

Topics : Football Swansea City Liverpool Manchester City Chelsea Arsenal Bolton Wanderers Manchester United Alex Ferguson Wayne Rooney
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