David Moyes reveals Rooney injury

London: Wayne Rooney was unavailable to play in Manchester United`s League Cup quarter-final at Stoke City on Wednesday due to an unspecified injury, manager David Moyes revealed.

Rooney played for 84 minutes in United`s 3-0 win at Aston Villa on Sunday, but he was left out of the squad for the trip to the Britannia Stadium, with Danny Welbeck leading the line as a lone striker.

"Wayne Rooney is injured," Moyes told Sky Sports prior to kick-off.

Asked if the England striker would be fit in time for United`s busy schedule of matches over Christmas, he replied: "We hope so."

Moyes is also currently without last season`s top scorer Robin van Persie, who has been ruled out for a month with a thigh injury.

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