Rooney’s United future in doubt

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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was left out of the club’s defeat to Blackburn Rovers after being disciplined following a Boxing Day dinner with his wife, according to The Daily Mail.

Grant Hanley’s 80th minute helped Rovers off the bottom of the Barclays Premier League, and handed the onus back to Manchester City in the title race, with many of United’s shortcomings down to the absence of the England international.

Sir Alex Ferguson claimed injury had forced the 26-year-old to miss out against their Lancashire rivals, but reports suggest a Boxing Day dinner, which also involved United teammates Darron Gibson and Jonny Evans, was behind Rooney’s omission.

Rooney and co were hauled in front of the Scot after the 70-year-old heard about the meal and handed the forward a six-figure fine according to reports.

The incident now reportedly throws Rooney’s United career into doubt, a little over 12 months after he appeared destined to leave Old Trafford after questioning the club’s future ambition.

Within days of the revelation, Rooney signed a new contract with United, keeping him at the club until 2015.

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