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