Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is struggling to make the EFL Cup final due to injury, according to a report.
The Times claims Rooney will miss what could be his last appearance in a final for United due to a muscle injury that has sidelined him for the past three games. The 31-year-old is expected to leave Old Trafford in the summer after more than a decade at the club.
“Rooney is injured and Phil Jones is injured. I don’t think they will recover [for the game against Saint-Etienne on Wednesday],” Mourinho told reporters Tuesday.
“Rooney and Jones haven’t trained with the team yet so I don’t think they will be there,” he added.
Pressed on whether Rooney could miss the final against Southampton, Mourinho replied: “I don’t know,” though the newspaper believes it likely.
Rooney, England’s record goalscorer, has been heavily linked with a transfer to the Chinese Super League.Try Newsweek: Subscription offers