Fergie disappointed over Rooney

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has expressed his disappointment that Wayne Rooney played almost 90 minutes for England on Wednesday night.

Ferguson suggested in the build-up to the 3-1 friendly victory over Egypt that the in-form striker was struggling with a knee injury.

Rooney had been left out of the starting line-up for United's previous game – the Carling Cup Final at Wembley.

Ferguson was therefore surprised that Rooney played 86 minutes of the England game on what he described as an energy-sapping Wembley pitch.

Speaking about United's Premier League game with Wolves on Saturday, he explained:"We have to assess Wayne because he played almost 90 minutes for England the other night at Wembley, which I was disappointed in.

"When you are playing on that pitch for almost an hour on Sunday and then nearly a full game on Wednesday it's far too much.

"Now he is a doubt for Wolves."

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