Wayne Rooney has to wait for his 500th appearance due to his “nasty injury” which is described by Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal.
30-years-old forward failed to complete the 90 minutes the 1-1 draw at Leicester City. Now it seems his ankle injury become serious issue.
But, England playmaker will miss these two games. Last month LVG said Rooney has to earn his forward position from Anthony Martial, but the injury blows the possibilities to worst.
Van Gaal said: “It’s a nasty injury. He shall not play his 500th game because he is more injured than I thought so we have to wait for that game. His ankle is not good enough. He has to do a lot of exercises to make his ankle stronger. He needs more time.”
“Wayne’s ankle is not good enough and we have to recover that ankle with a lot of strength, so he has to do a lot of exercises to make it stronger. He needs more time.”
United boss also believes giving a break to the player will bring the best form of him again.
Van Gaal is aiming for the January window due to the major injury blows in key players.
“We have a lot of contact injuries and long-lasting injuries. That’s our problem. We are looking but it’s not so easy to buy players in January; it’s more difficult. We are looking but it’s not for sure.”