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Ferguson not prepared to risk Rooney versus Bayern

Ferguson not prepared to risk Rooney versus Bayern

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson says he is "not prepared to take a risk" by using injured striker Wayne Rooney in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
Rooney injured ligaments in his right ankle last Tuesday when United lost to Bayern 2-1 in the first leg.
Ferguson says "we have made some progress with the lad, the medical team have done fantastic, but I'm not prepared to take a risk when the player is not 100 percent fit."
Rooney has scored 34 goals this season as the team chases a fourth straight Premier League title and a third consecutive Champions League final appearance. Without Rooney on Saturday, United lost to Chelsea 2-1 and dropped into second place.


Updated : 2021-02-26 15:50 GMT+08:00