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United striker facing fitness fight

2012-11-12 11:46:51, Views: 1217, Clubcall

United striker facing fitness fight

Manchester United may be without Wayne Rooney for Saturday's trip to Norwich after he pulled out of England's friendly with Sweden.

The United striker limped off during Saturday's remarkable comeback victory over Aston Villa with an ankle injury, following a block tackle with Matthew Lowton.

Have been assessed by United's medical staff, the 27-year-old was forced to withdraw from the national side and is now rated as doubtful for this weekend's game at Carrow Road.

Sir Alex Ferguson had already said Javier Hernandez would get a start in the clash with the Canaries, after coming off the bench to score twice at Villa Park.

Ferguson will hope not to lose anymore strikers during the international break, with Robin van Persie likely to represent Holland in a high-profile friendly with Germany, while Danny Welbeck is part of the England squad.



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