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International break is welcome by United – this time

International qualifiers have got to be played at sometime. We may not like them but they’re a fact of life. They cause disruptions to the Premier and Champions Leagues, force key players to travel to all corners of Europe and beyond which carry the ever present risk of niggling injuries or worse to be picked up. But much as they are an intrusive annoyance under normal circumstances, they are welcome with open arms on this particular occasion.

Have a break Roo, Fergie knows what’s best for you

So what’s the REAL story behind Wayne Rooney’s ankle injury which was given by the club’s website as the reason for him missing the trip to Valencia? According to Neil Custis in The Sun “Officially boss Ferguson is leaving out his 24 year old frontman because of a right ankle problem. The Scot said yesterday ‘He will be out for two or three weeks. It is a straightforward ankle ligament injury’ But the manager admitted last week the pressure of public attention on the player is starting to weigh him down. An extended break will help recharge his batteries.”

Have a break Roo, Fergie knows what's best for you

So what’s the REAL story behind Wayne Rooney’s ankle injury which was given by the club’s website as the reason for him missing the trip to Valencia? According to Neil Custis in The Sun “Officially boss Ferguson is leaving out his 24 year old frontman because of a right ankle problem. The Scot said yesterday ‘He will be out for two or three weeks. It is a straightforward ankle ligament injury’ But the manager admitted last week the pressure of public attention on the player is starting to weigh him down. An extended break will help recharge his batteries.”