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Rooney leaves United tour with injury

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July 11, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »

Manchester United have announced that Wayne Rooney has left the club's pre-season tour of the Far East after sustaining a hamstring injury.

Rooney sustained the injury in training on Thursday and will therefore return to England for treatment.

A statement on United's official website read: "Following a scan this evening on a hamstring injury sustained in training, it has been decided that Wayne Rooney should return home immediately for further assessment and rehabilitation.

"It is anticipated he will be unavailable for selection for a month."

United play Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield on August 11 before beginning the defence of their Premier League trophy at Swansea City on August 17.

New United boss David Moyes had stressed again this week that Rooney was not for sale and that the forward was in good shape ahead of the new campaign.

"I will say he is training great," Moyes told talkSPORT on Wednesday. "They are telling me it is the best shape they have seen him in for a long time. From that point of view I am taking it as a positive and I am going to try and get the best Wayne Rooney I possibly can."

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