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Last Updated: Saturday March 06 2010 14:20 GMT

Fergie blames Rooney for injury

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney may have been Manchester United's top scorer recently, but that hasn't stopped him getting into his boss' bad books.

Sir Alex Ferguson says Wayne Rooney is to blame for the knee injury that ruled him out of United's Premier League clash with Wolverhampton on Saturday.

Rooney's knee was bothering him before Sunday's Carling Cup final but he still played in England's 3-1 win over Egypt.

"I don't think he should have played [on Wednesday]," said Ferguson.

"It is his own enthusiasm that has caused it. His problem is that he can't say no."

If Wayne Rooney makes Saturday's team, it will be his third competitive match in three days.

Alex Ferguson said Rooney told them he was feeling his knee before the Carling Cup match so he was surprised he played for 86 minutes of England's international friendly.

"[England boss] Fabio Capello has to pick his best team. A win was important so I don't blame him at all," he said.

"I was more disappointed with Wayne. Why didn't he come off? I can't believe it."