Sir Alex Ferguson says Wayne Rooney doubt for Milan tie
Rooney has scored 28 goals this season for Manchester United
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson fears that Wayne Rooney could miss the Champions League second-leg match with AC Milan on Wednesday.
The striker was unavailable for United's 1-0 win over Wolves at Molineux after aggravating a knee injury playing for England in midweek.
"He's a doubt for Wednesday, which is a bigger problem for us," said Ferguson.
"It wasn't looking good when he got back on Thursday - his knee was swollen," added the United boss.
United coped without Rooney in the win at Molineux, with Paul Scholes scoring the solitary goal in a hard-fought win that took the Red Devils to the top of the Premier League table.
It is hard to quell the enthusiasm of people like Wayne
Sir Alex Ferguson
United are already without striker Michael Owen, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a hamstring injury.
The 24-year-old Rooney had been struggling with the knee problem before last weekend's Carling Cup final but still played in England's win over Egypt on Wednesday at Wembley, much to Ferguson's chagrin.
"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."
"He told us on Sunday he was feeling his knee. Then all of a sudden people put an arm around his shoulder with England and he wants to play.
"[England boss] Fabio Capello has to pick his best team. A win was important so I don't blame him at all.
"I was more disappointed with Wayne. Why didn't he come off? I can't believe it."
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