Rooney set to miss season opener
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is set to miss the start of the Premier League season on 17 August after picking up a virus.
The 22-year-old contracted the mystery virus on United's pre-season tour of Nigeria and has not trained since.
"I doubt Wayne will be fit for the start of the season," said United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
"It's a virus he picked up in Nigeria and it's not a nice one. He's not been back in training yet." http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/7543390.stm