Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says Wayne Rooney missed yesterday's 2-2 draw at Fulham due to a virus.
Ferguson confirmed that Rooney, who has gone 13 games for club and country since his last competitive goal, was ruled out through illness.
"Wayne has a virus. The problem is he turned up on Saturday with it and he had no chance in 24 hours," said Ferguson
"If it had been a Thursday or Friday we may have been able to patch him up.
"Sometimes these viruses are 24-hour things and that could have been the case but there was no attempt to see if he could recover from this."
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