Man United’s Wayne Rooney ‘out for four weeks’ with leg injury

Sir Alex Ferguson fears Wayne Rooney could be out for four weeks after striker suffers nasty gash in victory at Old Trafford

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Wayne Rooney was carried off on a stretcher at Old Trafford Photo: bwin

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Sir Alex Ferguson fears Wayne Rooney could be out of action for up to four weeks after the striker suffered a nasty gash in his leg during Manchester United’s 3-2 win over Fulham on Saturday.

The England striker was carried off on a stretcher in injury time after Hugo Rodallega landed on the forward’s leg as Rooney attempted to block a shot.

“Wayne Rooney’s been whisked off to hospital immediately and it looks a bad one,” Ferguson told BBC Sport. “I think he could be out for four weeks with a bad gash.”

Rooney was a second-half substitute for Manchester United new-boy Shinji Kagawa, who marked his home debut with the second goal in the win over the Cottagers 10 minutes before half-time.

Robin van Persie’s first United goal had hauled the Red Devils back level after Damien Duff put the visitors ahead within three minutes.

And Rafael made it 3-1 to Ferguson’s men before the break after Kagawa’s strike. A Nemanja Vidic own goal in the 64th minute set up a tense finale but the home side held on to claim their first win of the new season.

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