Manchester United began its campaign to win the Premier League Cup in a very decisive fashion. Bucking the popular assessment of the Red Devils as slow starters, they came blazing right off the gate this season. Even the usually slow to find his groove Wayne Rooney immediately displayed fine form and racked up an impressive number of points – including getting a hat trick on Manchester United’s successive matches against Arsenal and Bolton.
For a moment there, Manchester United fans were beginning to think that this is going to be an effortless season and that the Red Devils will breeze through the season maintaining their impressive form. But football is nothing but unexpected. Injury problems have again began to plague the team. Last week, Rooney suffered a hamstring injury that sidelined him in the Devils’ match against Stoke City. This is a potentially devastating blow to the Red Devils. First, Rooney has carried the team as its main scorer. He is arguably one of the hottest football players in the world right now so his potential sidelining will definitely affect them. Second, Rooney further depletes the Manchester United roster. The team is already suffering through a lot of injuries, most notably with Nemanja Vidic. While other players, like Rio Ferdinand, is just coming out of a long lay-off because of injury related problems as well.
It’s a good thing that he was able to bounce off that injury and was again in the starting 11 as it defeated Norwich 2 – 0. Rooney’s injury prone so any news about him being sideline will certainly cause jitters among Manchester United fans. The big question is, will Rooney evade any major injuries this season?