Fiji Time: 12:21 PM on Monday 25 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

United waits on Rooney

Afp
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

MUNICH - Manchester United's Wayne Rooney faces a race against time to be fit for Wednesday's (Thursday, Fiji time) Champions League quarter-final second leg at Bayern Munich.

European champions Bayern suffered its first Bundesliga defeat for 18 months when it was beaten 1-0 at Augsburg on Saturday following last Tuesday's 1-1 first-leg draw with United at Old Trafford.

Centre-back Nemanja Vidic's header put United ahead in the first leg at Old Trafford only for Bayern's Bastian Schweinsteiger equaliser before being sent off for a second yellow card on the stroke of 90 minutes.

Bayern coach Pep Guardiola has described Wednesday's second leg at the Allianz Arena as a matter of "life or death" for holders Munich, who has made no secret of its desire to become the first team to defend the Champions League title.

United's hopes hinge on Rooney, who missed Saturday's 4-0 league win at Newcastle United with a badly bruised toe and the 28-year-old's absence would be a big blow to United's chances of progressing.

Along with Robin van Persie, who is out with a knee injury, he is the club's joint-top scorer this season with 17 goals, two of which were in the Champions League.

"If he's out, it would certainly be a big loss for United," admitted Bayern centre-back Jerome Boateng, whose job would be to contain the England star.

"Wayne Rooney is the key man for United, he always makes himself available and he goes looking for the ball, he's always good for a goal."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63710.6181
JPY 52.170949.1709
GBP 0.36800.3600
EUR 0.44190.4299
NZD 0.70020.6672
AUD 0.65350.6285
USD 0.48720.4702

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 25th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Black money
  2. Alleged rape victim out of hospital
  3. Ministry to review system
  4. Family mourns teen's death after alleged drowning
  5. Reforms affect job security
  6. Reaction from 7s players
  7. Family legacy lives on
  8. Health Ministry recruits retired medical workers
  9. Durutalo makes it big
  10. Plans in place

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ship runs aground Tuesday (19 Jul)
  2. Sami's best try Saturday (23 Jul)
  3. Mum on rape charge Tuesday (19 Jul)
  4. Nakarawa steps up to meet Ryan's demands Wednesday (20 Jul)
  5. Nadro loses points Wednesday (20 Jul)
  6. Radio announcer in court Saturday (23 Jul)
  7. 7s special Thursday (21 Jul)
  8. Bring it on Rio Wednesday (20 Jul)
  9. Murder investigation Tuesday (19 Jul)
  10. Allegiance switch Sunday (24 Jul)