April
04

United Confirm Rooney Toe Injury

Filed under: Injury News - Posted by: Mark

Manchester United have this evening confirmed that Wayne Rooney is carrying a toe injury, seemingly making him a major doubt for the trip to Newcastle on Saturday. After hours of rumour on Twitter, the club have posted their own tweets on the subject, quoting David Moyes who goes on to indicate that Rooney could also be a doubt for Wednesday’s Champions League second leg with Bayern.

“He’s got a terrible toe. Not only is it a problem for this game, it could be a problem for the Munich match. We need to monitor it. We’ll get him treatment all over the weekend and see if we can speed it up.”

Meanwhile, Twitter is awash with screenshots of both the Times and the Sun back pages who look set to carry the story in tomorrow morning’s editions. Earlier this evening a story, first posted at 6pm on the Manchester Evening News site, reported the injury but was hastily removed. The article has now returned following the official tweets from Old Trafford.

The Evening News article includes further quotes from the United boss…

“There is not an awful lot you can do with a toe injury. Sometimes you can feel better quite quickly with them and sometimes you need an injection to play with it if it is bruising. With a lot of toe injuries you have to make sure there isn’t a hairline fracture or crack in your toe. We will have all that checked.”

Given the statements from Moyes and the importance of Wednesday’s second leg in Germany, the chances of Rooney taking to the field at St James’ Park look remote to say the least. The United boss appears to indicate that the striker will undergo treatment for the injury in a bid to have him available for the Bayern tie. The injury may not be severe. It could, of course, be a smokescreen to protect Rooney in preparation for the midweek tie but, regardless, this will likely see Danny Welbeck or even Javier Hernandez lead the line in the North East.

Rooney was included in our Scout Picks earlier today and has been bought by over 25,000 Fantasy Premier League managers so far this Gameweek. However, with a blank to follow in Gameweek 34, he’s now set to suffer significant sales.

Reluctantly, we’ve made the decision to edit the Scout Picks graphic following this news for fear of misleading visitors who may not have digested this news. We have left the original copy on the Scout Picks article intact, however.

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  1. hey all, about to head out for the night (9 pm here)

    here's my team:
    Speroni
    Baines - Ivan - Zaba
    Yaya - Nasri - Gerrard - Haz
    Suarez - Lukaku - Sturridge

    and here's the team of my league leader who is 67 points ahead:
    Mannone
    Cahill - Coleman - Sagna
    Lallana - Yaya - Gerrard - Haz
    Sturridge - JRod - Suarez

    ===

    so who do you think I should cap? I'm pretty sure he'll cap Suarez and he hasn't made any transfers yet..

    thanks in advance!

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. Well.. its hard to remove the band away from :F .

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. Basically youre looking for nasri to explode. tough this week man. Captain Suarez or Hazard if youre gutsy

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. yep looks like it..

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
    3. not a hard decision imo,suarez.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. yep, or possibly Hazard/Yaya

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
    4. don't cap suarez. cattermole will beat him imo

      • 1 year, 4 months ago
      1. are you Jesus?

        • 1 year, 4 months ago
      2. Gonna have to start looking at the times of these posts more often 😉

        • 1 year, 4 months ago
          • 1 year, 4 months ago
  2. Which to start:

    A. Ward (car)
    B. Coleman (ARS)

    ?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. A
        😀

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
          • 1 year, 5 months ago
      2. Don't see arsenal scoring? Everton just don't look the same defensively with Jags out.

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
        1. I don't see Cardiff not scoring and Coleman is more attacking than Ward.

          • 1 year, 5 months ago
          1. Actually reading the latest comments on the board it looks like a lot will be benching Coleman so could be a decent mini differential.

            • 1 year, 5 months ago
            1. Good Luck. 😛

              • 1 year, 5 months ago
      • 1 year, 5 months ago
  3. GW33 Preview & Tips:

    http://elitefpl.blogspot.ca/2014/04/gameweek-33-preview-tips.html

    Once again another guest writer, another one of our own!

    Philman takes the stage as he discusses:

    -Captaincy contenders
    -CS Predictions
    -His ideal starting XI picks

    **Obviously this was written before the Rooney news**

    Enjoy! :)

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. Cheers Acqua :)

      Don't back Chelsea for a cleanie?

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. Phil's pick my friend :)

        I really hope Chelsea do, have 2 defenders.

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
        1. Who would you be backing for CSs?

          • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. Cheers mate! 😀

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    3. Good work mate, as always 😀

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
  4. 😉

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. Who am i winking at???

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. These days you would wink at anything 😛

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
        1. 😛

          • 1 year, 5 months ago
  5. Guys, Can I please have some views on this team?

    Mannone (Boruc)
    Baines, Coleman, Ivanovic
    Yaya, Hazza, Nasri, AJ
    Suarez, Sturridge, Lukaku

    Bench: Ward, Flanagan, JWP

    Got 1 FT..Would you change anything or G2G? Bench in order or I should start Ward ?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. Good to go.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. So Everton duo defense over Ward & Flanagan?

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
        1. Yeah probably. Flanagan first sub IMO.

          • 1 year, 5 months ago
          1. Leaning towards that way after his performance in last match

            • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. If you read the last page you will know what i will say and what Innsie will say. 😀

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. You two...get a room or..take it outsie...right now 😛

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
  6. is kaboul nailed on for rest of season?...dawson was recently dropped in favour of him so would kaboul is higher up the pecking order....not sure the impact of chiriches

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
  7. There are two FFS members standing before you: Innsie and Blue Lion. One always lies; the other always tells the truth. Of course, you don’t know which is which. You can ask only one question to save your life. What should you ask?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. If I were to ask the other who the liar is, who would they indicate?

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. The correct answer is: Who to Bench, Coleman or Ward?

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
        1. Coleman.
          😛

          • 1 year, 5 months ago
          1. No, Ward!

            • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. 😆

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
  8. Innsie..you know what's Ironical? I have Coleman and no Ward! 😀
    Have Speroni though.

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. And I have Ward and no Coleman! 😆 😆

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. ROFLMAO!!
        Classic!
        This should go down as one of the best moments in FFS! 😛

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
        1. Haven't laughed this much in a while 😆

          Bookmark this and we'll look back at it in a few weeks 😀

          • 1 year, 5 months ago
          1. I can see imminent red cards for both Coleman and Ward now 😆

            • 1 year, 5 months ago
            1. Don't you go pooping between 2 love birds 😛

              • 1 year, 5 months ago
      2. 😆

        Absolutely crazy

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
      3. I'll settle this.
        Bench both! 😀

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
  9. Can someone tell me which teams are DGW in GW34 and which teams have blanks? Thanks in advance.

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. DGW
      Sunderland, Man City, Everton, Crystal Palace

      BLANK
      Hull, Man Utd.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
  10. Who is on penalties for Manchester United now?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. Giggs.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. He's going to take them from the bench?

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
        1. If he starts.

          • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. Doesn't Mata

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    3. I would guess at either Mata or Evra.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    4. Giggs or Carrick

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
  11. Who should I play amongst these 4?

    a. Baker
    b. Chester
    c. AJ
    d. Livermore

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
      • 1 year, 5 months ago
        • 1 year, 5 months ago
        1. or baker

          • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. Hmmm for me, it would be AJ.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. bench risk?

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
  12. GW33 Captain and Vice Captain Poll:

    1) Captain - Suarez

    2) Vice Captain- Silva
    My VC is actually the one that I wanted to Captain but too scared of not captaining Suarez.

    What about everyone else? Are you guys the same as me? 😀

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. Captain - Suarez
      Vice Captain - Holtby

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. Holtby eh? Nice, :)

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. Suarez C. Hazard VC. Tempted by a cheeky Adebayor though not likely haha

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. Well..its been awhile I think the armband is on Suarez :)

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
        1. My rival doesnt have Suarez. Time to bring the pain while I can

          • 1 year, 5 months ago
          1. He doesnt own Suarez!? Lucky you man 😀

            • 1 year, 5 months ago
    3. Definitely Suarez, not gonna makes the mistake of the last few weeks of trying punts! If I was brave enough again, I'd captain Hazard.....but I'm not.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. Thats what I'm scared of not captaining him! Haha

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
    4. (C)- :F
      (VC) - Egyptian dancer.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. Elmohammody 😯

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
        1. Was about to guess Dejagah but....

          • 1 year, 5 months ago
    5. Captain-Suarez
      VC-Eriksen

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. If I have Eriksen, I too would love to put him as my VC.. :)

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
    6. I always put VC on one of my defenders, so its Ivan this week 😀
      And Yaya is my captain :)

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. Wow..finally a different Captain. I hope you succeed man, :)

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
    7. same as you 😀

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. Yeay! Hahaha

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
    8. captain-adebayor
      vc-eriksen

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
  13. Anyone having problems with the FPL site?
    Pages are coming up but without any players on them

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. clear cache

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. :-)

        Okaaay - how's that done?

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
        1. On chrome go to Tools and clear browsing data

          • 1 year, 5 months ago
        2. ctrl+shift+del

          from the list only select Cache

          • 1 year, 5 months ago
  14. Right then, this is me

    Marshall

    JT Ward Coleman

    Hazard Yaya (vc)Mirallas Nasri

    Lukaka Suarez Studge(c)

    Subs: Speroni Demel Chambers BJohnson

    2m ITB 1FT

    Sincerely hope wont chicken out on captain choice by the deadline 😆

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. Glad somebody is starting both Ward and Coleman for a change.
      But i would start Speroni though.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. And good luck with Sturridge (C)

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
      2. 😀

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
      3. I am starting them cos i dont have any choice BL 😀

        Good Luck mate

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. Looks good

      Nice Sturridge captain punt. Hope it pays off for you 😉

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. Thanks, u too mate (or honey) 😀

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
  15. the rooney injury throws such a spanner in all my planning...looking at my transfers over the next TWO gw's

    adrian (mannone)
    baines evra vlaar (chester shaw)
    silva hazard snoddy michu (barkley)
    rooney suarez lukaku

    A: evra + michu + rooney >> zaba + AJ + augero (-4)
    B: evra + michu + rooney >> zaba + Yaya + adebayor/giroud (-4)

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
      • 1 year, 5 months ago
  16. 60 points behind league leader (he has Silva, Coleman, Zaba, Sturridge & Suarez). Any hits guys? Maybe Nolan to Eriksen? or no hit and do next week

    Mannone (Adrian)
    Coleman Chester Zabaleta Baker (Dummet)
    Silva Hazard Yaya (C) (NOLAN,Ki)
    Sturridge Bony Suarez

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. Nolan --> Eriksen and bench Chester

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. You won't be catching him I'm afraid.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
  17. Play Distin(ars) or M Olsson(wba) or Vlaar(Ful)

    All home games

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. Olsson

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. Ok thanks

        Did 4 player picks game happened till now?

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
        1. Yep check hot topics.

          • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. Olsson.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
  18. Who should i start out of:

    Ward (car)
    Williamson (MUN)
    Shaw (mcy)

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. Ward I would say, you're pretty much assured that no matter how many Cardiff are scoring right now, not many teams are scoring more than 1 goal against them...if that. Having said all that, I'm benching him this week 😉

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. Against *Palace

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. ward

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      • 1 year, 5 months ago
  19. Just need to know if I got the 11 right? Mir and Flan been making me 2nd guess myself for a while now and I'm still not totally sure who to bench?

    Mannone

    Terry, Azpilicueta, Zabaleta

    Hazard, Yaya, Silva, Mirallas?

    Suarez, Sturridge, Luka

    3.9, Flanagan?, Ward, Kim

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
  20. reckon Azpi could get rested??

    His missus has delivered

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. Seriously?

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. As a non owner, I would love that.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    3. then I need to get my subs in right order

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    4. Martina was born on Monday. I don't think he will be rested.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. Nice BL. Thanks for making be sweat less

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
  21. ***Boring transfer alert***

    Got 2FT and no pressing issues so thinking of downgrading Boruc to free up cash as I'll generally play Mannone from now on. Do I:

    A. Bring in Harper, meaning I have him v Swansea home this week instead of Mannone away at Spurs?

    B. Bring in a non-playing 3.9 to save the extra 0.2?

    Looking at the fixtures I'll probably only play Harper this week so it boils down to whether the extra 0.2 is worth it for the better fixture this week.

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. to prospect of 4pts for 0.2 is a value bet

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
        • 1 year, 5 months ago
  22. Simples.

    Cazorla or Eriksen for the next 2-3 weeks?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. Use RMT :)

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. Yeah been using it TM. Want some opinion of the people 😀

        Seems like Caz is a bit overrated there though..

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
        1. Hardly anyone has Caz on here.

          • 1 year, 5 months ago
          1. Im such a hipster 😉

            • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. Ramsey 😎

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
  23. I have lukaku and Suarez.

    Rooney for a hit out to:

    A dzeko
    B ade
    C save, play AJ, then bring aguero tonight

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
  24. New Post
  25. which one player should i play this game week . please help me?
    A. zabaleta (Southampton home) B. lallana (man city away) C. Adam Johnson (totenham away)

    • 1 year, 5 months ago

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