Manchester United duo ruled out

Both Wayne Rooney and Tom Cleverley will miss England’s international friendly against Holland through injury.

Rooney has a throat infection, whilst Cleverley is still not back playing after a long-standing ankle injury.

Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed the pair’s absence, and the Scottish coach hopes to have the duo back for Manchester United’s game against Tottenham at White Hart Lane next weekend.

“They’ll be out,” he told Sky Sports after his side’s Premier League win at Norwich on Saturday.

“Wayne has still not recovered from his throat infection, so hopefully we’ll get him ready for next Sunday, when we have a big game at White Hart Lane,” he concluded.

The Telegraph also indicate that Gareth Barry is a worry for Stuart Pearce, as the Manchester City midfielder is still suffering from a back spasm that he picked up against Porto in the Europa League.

Darren Bent is also ruled out as the Aston Villa man has an ankle knock; Danny Welbeck may well be in line for a start duo to the injuries.

By Gareth McKnight

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