12 Jul 2013

Rooney heads home with hamstring injury

2:57 pm on 12 July 2013

The Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will be out of action for a month after sustaining a hamstring injury on the club's tour of Asia and Australia.

Rooney suffered the injury during a training session in Bangkok, within hours of their arrival, and he's returned home to start his rehabilitation.

The 27-year-old striker faces a race against time to be fit for United's start of their Premier League title defence.

Rooney's injury setback comes just a day after the new United manager David Moyes revealed that staff had told him the star forward had returned for pre-season training in his best shape for years.