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United sends Rooney on warm weather break

Man United sends striker Wayne Rooney on warm weather break to speed up his recovery

United sends Rooney on warm weather break

MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Struggling Manchester United will be without injured strikers Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie for Saturday's Premier League match against Swansea, though manager David Moyes says warm weather training will help Rooney recover faster.

Moyes says Rooney, who has a groin injury, left Manchester accompanied by a fitness coach and his family and hopes he will be available for the Jan. 19 league game at Chelsea.

Hampered by a thigh injury, Van Persie has not played since a home loss to Newcastle on Dec. 7. Moyes says the Netherlands forward will be absent for a "little while."

Updated : 2021-10-20 17:28 GMT+08:00