The England striker was left behind when the United squad headed south yesterday for the final game of the campaign at West Brom.
Rooney's wife Coleen, 27, is close to giving birth to their second child. After talks yesterday it was agreed between Ferguson and Rooney that the striker should stay with his wife this weekend. Family came first.
That decision saves any final humiliation by Fergie for his former attacking talisman.
Rooney was left out of the United team that faced Swansea last Sunday and there were no guarantees that he would be recalled at the Hawthorns.