Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has confirmed that the club are waiting to receive scan results before confirming the extent of Wayne Rooney's knee injury.
The Red Devils captain went down heavily in the 3-0 defeat of Hull City at the weekend, resulting in his absence for the narrow 2-1 victory over Stoke City on Tuesday. Rooney looked more than uncomfortable after deciding to play on against the Tigers, leaving Old Trafford coaches concerned.
Van Gaal has conceded that he does not know how extensive the damage is to Rooney's knee, saying he will wait for scan results before making an announcement. He is, however, hopeful that it won't be long-term.
"My opinion is that it is not so heavy but I am not a doctor"
"We will have to wait until Wednesday to say anything about him (Rooney) because you never know with the knee," Van Gaal told reporter.
"My opinion is that it is not so heavy but I am not a doctor so we have to wait for the scan and then we know more."
There is plenty of concern for Rooney amongst Manchester United fans, who see a crucial game against Liverpool fast approaching. Angel di Maria is already a doubt for the game after his wife confirmed that the winger had torn his hamstring in the same game against Hull.
Van Gaal did not lead on suggestions that the Argentine could miss the game against Liverpool but ruled him out of the weekend tie against Southampton.
"Di Maria is not so heavy but of course he shall not play against Southampton but you never know," Van Gaal said.