Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is holding back Wayne Rooney.

Ferguson admits that the England striker may not be ready for Saturday's Barclays Premier League encounter at QPR.

"I wouldn't think so," he conceded. "He came in for the first time yesterday [Wednesday].

"The medical people are dealing with him. He just had a bad sinus infection. He got it on Saturday morning and didn't turn in. He has been on medicine but came in yesterday. Hopefully he will start training on Thursday."