Wayne Rooney’s ankle was injured in training on Tuesday following a tackle by Paul Scholes, according to reports.

Wayee Rooney injured by Paul ScholesAs if Sir Alex Ferguson’s extraordinary press briefing wasn’t sufficient backpage fodder for one day, Rooney was stretchered off from training just hours before the Manchester United boss confirmed the striker wanted to leave Old Trafford. 

Other than ruling the player out of the tie with Bursaspor, United have given no indication as to the severity of Rooney’s latest ankle problem.

However, The Times reports that ‘Rooney was later spotted walking on crutches’ and claims the injury was a result of ‘a tackle by Paul Scholes’.