Wayne Rooney is now back in Manchester after flying back from Bangkok on Thursday night with a hamstring injury, resulting in him missing the rest of the pre-season tour.
New Manchester United manager David Moyes has stated that it was important to send Rooney back to Manchester to receive treatment at Carrington rather than keeping him out on the tour.
The manager revealed that Wayne Rooney revealed on the morning that the squad flew out from Manchester that he felt a strain in his hamstring, after further investigations when they arrived in Bangkok confirmed a grade 1 tear then it was agreed that the England striker should return to Manchester.
Speaking with MUTV this morning, David Moyes said:
“The day we left [Manchester for the tour] he just felt his hamstring tighten up right at the end of training and we thought there would be no problem. But after the long flight we decided we’d get him tested and scanned and have a look at things and there is just a small grade one injury there.
“He didn’t train yesterday and we thought it would be worth just seeing what it was and there was a very slight mark on his hamstring. We won’t take any chances – there is no point in taking him any further round the world so we’ve sent him back and he’ll get treatment at the Aon Training Complex.”