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Rooney may miss the visit of Newcastle UnitedManchester United forward Wayne Rooney could miss the next Premiership fixture when the Old Trafford side host Newcastle United at the weekend.

Sir Alex Ferguson though believes there is still a chance that Rooney – who has a hip issue suffered against Swansea City last weekend – could feature in the game and it shall be left to the final few moments if required.

Talking after the recent 2-2 draw in the Champions League group stages against Benfica, Ferguson said:

“He wasn’t fit for tonight, so we need to wait to see what he is like over the next few days. We will give him every chance, of course – we did for today, but he wasn’t really fit, so we’ll just have to wait.”

Newcastle United return to Manchester a week after suffering defeat against United’s rivals Manchester City with Sir Alex Ferguson’s side keen to close the gap on their “noisy neighbours” who face a tough away trip to Anfield where they will face sixth placed Liverpool.

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