Manchester: Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is unlikely to feature in Tuesday's Champions League group opener away to PSV Eindhoven.
United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed his captain could return in time for next Sunday's English Premier League encounter at Southampton but he will not be taking any risks with the minor injury suffered in training on Friday.
While not completely ruling England's all-time leading scorer out of the European game, the boss did appear to indicate that hge will opt for caution over the player's fitness.
"He is injured. So we have to take care of him," van Gaal was quoted as saying by MUTV after Rooney missed Saturday's 3-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday.
"I think he is very important for us and I don’t to take any risks so that’s why he doesn’t play today."
"I don’t think he will play against PSV Eindhoven, but maybe he shall play at Southampton. We have to wait and see if he can play against PSV because we still have three days to go."