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Rooney misses Ferguson's final match

by Staff Reporter
20 May 2013 at 09:09hrs | Views
Wayne Rooney missed Sir Alex Ferguson's final match in charge of Manchester United because his wife is expecting their second child.

The 27-year-old striker, whose future at the club is in doubt, was given permission to sit out the trip to West Bromwich Albion.

It was Premier League champions United's last game of the season and Sir Alex's final ever match as manager.

Rooney's wife Coleen is expecting a second boy, a brother for three-year-old Kai.

She has already revealed on Twitter that she is now past her due date.

And on Sunday she posted: "Such an uncomfortable sleep last night!!! #hurryupbaby Looks like its gonna be a nice day today!! Enjoy x"

The West Brom game – the two sides drew 5-5 – was the second in a row that Rooney had missed since asking for a transfer.

He was absent against Swansea City for Sir Alex's final match at Old Trafford but did join a parade to celebrate United's Premier League win.

Rooney has asked to leave the club once before, although he signed a new contract after announcing his intention to move on in October 2010.

The England international has scored almost 200 goals for United since joining from Everton in 2004.

David Moyes, his former boss at Goodison Park, will take over from Sir Alex, who is becoming an ambassador for United.

Source - SkyNews