Fulham striker Hugo Rodallega's boots are under investigation.

The Sun says the boot that caused Wayne Rooney to suffer a near-fatal injury is under investigation by the players' union.

PFA chief Gordon Taylor wants more checks on Hugo Rodallega's studs after his accidental clash sliced open Rooney's leg.

He said: "This is an ongoing process, we have not finished looking into it."

Rooney needed stitches in his thigh after the sickeningly deep gash sustained in Manchester United's clash with Fulham last month.

The wound came within a millimetre of puncturing the femoral artery - a situation that could have seen the striker bleed to death within 10 minutes.