Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has been ruled out of the upcoming Champions League fixture against PSV Eindhoven through injury, according to reports from the Express.
The 29-year-old was forced to miss the match against rivals Liverpool at the weekend with a hamstring injury.
However, United still proved victorious even without their captain as goals from Daley Blind, Ander Herrera, and new boy Anthony Martial, ensured a 3-1 scoreline.
Christian Benteke scored the only goal for his side as the Reds drop down into ninth place following their defeat at Old Trafford.
Manager Louis van Gaal has now confirmed that Rooney is not likely to feature against PSV, but could be back in time for their trip to Southampton.
“He is injured so we have to take care of him,” he told MUTV.
“I think he is very important for us and I don’t to take any risks so that’s why he doesn’t play [against Liverpool].
“I don’t think he will play against PSV Eindhoven, but maybe he shall play at Southampton.”
Despite recently breaking the England scoring record, Rooney is yet to register his first Premier League goal of the campaign, but did manage to score a hat-trick in the Champions League qualifier against Club Brugge last month.