Man United star to miss West Ham, Wolfsburg clashes

Manchester United are set to be without club captain and attacking talisman Wayne Rooney for essential forthcoming games against West Ham and Wolfsburg, BBC Sport report.

The England international is suffering from an ankle injury and was forced out of the action in last weekend’s 1-1 clash with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Rooney is set to sit out the visit of the Hammers in the Premier League later today, while he is also a major doubt for the decisive trip to face the Bundesliga side in the Champions League in midweek.

The skipper’s absence will put more pressure on the young shoulders of Anthony Martial to deliver goals, with United’s hopes both on the continent and domestically hanging in the balance.

United can go top of the league if they beat West Ham today and other teams around them falter, while defeat to Wolfsburg could well see them exit the Champions League at the group stage.