Man United: Wayne Rooney out of Liverpool match - Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson says Wayne Rooney will not return in time to face Liverpool on Sunday but should be fit for the FA Cup replay against West Ham on Wednesday. The 27-year-old suffered a knee injury during training before United's Boxing Day match against Newcastle.

The Manchester United boss will however be able to call on the services of top scorer Robin van Persie, who Ferguson says was well worth the £24m they paid Arsenal.

Van Persie has scored 22 goals in 29 appearances this season and Ferguson says he always knew the Netherlands international would be a significant signing.

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