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Throat infection rules Rooney out of Ajax match

February 22, 2012

MANCHESTER, Feb 22 – Wayne Rooney will miss Manchester United’s Europa League match with Ajax Amsterdam tomorrow after picking up a throat infection, manager Alex Ferguson said today.

Rooney (picture) first felt the symptoms following last week’s first leg in Amsterdam and although he reported for training today, he was sent home so he has a chance of recovering to be fit for Sunday’s Premier League match at Norwich City.

“Wayne is out tomorrow,” said Ferguson today. “He has a really bad throat. There were traces of it in Amsterdam and we gave him some medication but it got worse.

“He has been in bed over the weekend and came in today for the first time and we are trying hard to get him right for Sunday.”

United are 2-0 up from the first leg and look set to reach the last 16 where they will meet either Lokomotiv Moscow or Athletic Bilbao. – Reuters

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