Wayne Rooney Injury: Updates on Manchester United Striker's Knee and Return

Christopher SimpsonFeatured Columnist

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney reacts after the Champions League group B soccer match between Manchester United and PSV Eindhoven at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. The match ended 0-0. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney suffered a knee ligament injury during the Feb. 13 loss to Sunderland. He avoided surgery and is available for first-team action.

Continue for updates.

Rooney Returns vs. West Ham United

Wednesday, April 13

The Red Devils captain entered the FA Cup quarter-final replay against the Hammers just before injury time.

Rooney Returns to Training

Friday, April 8

Hodgson Comments on Rooney's Status for Euro 2016

Tuesday, March 8

England manager Roy Hodgson told TalkSport that Rooney will go to the tournament if he's fit, saying, "He's our captain, our most experienced player, has never let us down," via Henry Winter of the Times.

United Short of Options in Rooney's Absence

Youngster Marcus Rashford has been forced to lead the line in recent UEFA Europa League, FA Cup and Premier League fixtures, highlighting how thin United are on experienced replacements for Rooney.

Memphis Depay will be eager to prove his worth after a fairly low-key start to life at Old Trafford, but he continues to do his best work from wide.

Anthony Martial is the other alternative, but United manager Louis van Gaal seems to prefer him on the flank.