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Man Utd rocked as Rooney out for EIGHT WEEKS

Manchester United have been rocked by the news that Wayne Rooney is out for TWO MONTHS - which could mean FOURTEEN games of this campaign. The Sun says shocked medics said the horrific gash on Rooney's right leg was among the worst of that type.

The cut went through to the bone injuring the muscle in his thigh.

Boss Alex Ferguson had thought it would only sideline Rooney, 26, for a month.

Now he could miss England's World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine, United's first three Champions League matches and crunch league games against Liverpool, Newcastle and Chelsea.

Rooney needed 10 stitches to pull his skin together.

Another long weaving stitch will have been inserted inside his leg the length of the cut to repair the damage caused when Fulham striker Hugo Rodellega inadvertently stood on him.

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