Rooney to miss out on Man United, Swansea City cup tie

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. (AFP)

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. (AFP)

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will miss the FA Cup third-round meeting with Swansea City on Sunday due to a groin injury, manager David Moyes has revealed.

The England striker (28) has been nursing the problem for the last few weeks and sat out his side's 1-0 victory at Norwich City in the Premier League on December 28.

He returned for Wednesday's 2-1 loss at home to Tottenham Hotspur, but with a League Cup semifinal first leg at Sunderland coming up next week, Moyes has decided to rest him for the visit of Swansea.

"He's got a groin injury and won't be available on Sunday," Moyes told reporters.

Asked if Rooney would be fit to face Sunderland on Tuesday, Moyes said: "He's got a chance."

Rooney's strike partner Robin van Persie is also currently sidelined with a thigh problem, leaving Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez as Moyes's only fit senior strikers. – Sapa-AFP

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