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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will miss the Red Devils' Premier League encounter with Liverpool.
The Red Devils star sustained a minor knee injury in training on Christmas Day and Sir Alex Ferguson initially expected the striker to be back in a fortnight.
However, it now seems he will be missing for a further two weeks - and will sit out next week's clash with Brendan Rodgers' side.
"Wayne is still injured," said Ferguson. "It is not serious but it is going to take longer than we thought, probably another two weeks. He won't be fit for Liverpool."
Rooney was expected to have been back in training by now and Ferguson cannot exactly work out why it has not happened.
"He got a little kick behind his knee and he is still feeling it," said Ferguson.
"Hopefully another couple of weeks will sort it out. Nonetheless, it is a loss. You always want your best players available."
There was some good news, though, with Ferguson revealing winger Nani, who has been absent for two months with a hamstring problem, will take a major step forward in his recovery.
"He starts training today," he said.
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