Wayne Rooney sparked a World Cup scare when he limped out of Manchester United's 4-0 win over Stoke at Old Trafford.

Rooney appeared to have suffered a recurrence of the groin problem he first sustained at Blackburn last month.

It had no effect on the outcome though, as Darren Fletcher and Ryan Giggs scored before the break and a Danny Higginbotham own goal and Park Ji-sung's diving header doubled their advantage at the end.

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