Wayne Rooney today had an exclusive interview with the Manchester Evening News and commented on the recovery of his nasty gash injury in which he sustained against Fulham at Old Trafford:
“The injury is going well. It could have been a lot worse than what it was. It is up to the doctor. When he declares me fit, I will be ready.”
“It feels good at the minute. The timescale put on it was four weeks. If that is the time they feel I need for the wound to heal properly, then that is what I will do.”
“What I don’t want to happen is to come back too early when it is not quite healed and it opens up again first game. That would just set me back again another four weeks.”
“Overall, I think at the most I will miss four games.”
“It didn’t hurt me at all. I got up ready to play on. I was holding my leg up to the referee to say I needed a physio or doctor on.
“I just didn’t want to go off on the stretcher.
“I said to the doctor I can walk off. But he told me it was too dangerous, so he told me to get on it!
“My lad was in the crowd and I didn’t really want him seeing me carried off on a stretcher.”
“I am looking forward to getting back into the team and trying to forge an understanding with him.”