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UK Back Pages: Wayne Rooney Hurt, Zlatan Ibrahimovic Hints at Manchester United

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 29: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of PSG and Wayne Rooney of Manchester United in action during the International Champions Cup 2015 game between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain at Soldier Field on July 29, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
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Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterFebruary 17, 2016

Manchester United's back in the news again, and for once, it's not speculation about the future of Louis van Gaal's employment.

Wayne Rooney was ruled out for an extended period as a result of a knee injury.

The England and Manchester United captain is all the talk, as he apparently aggravated it playing on after he felt a pain during the Red Devils' defeat at Sunderland on the weekend.

That's the story the Mirror runs with as well as a rumour that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is hinting he'd like to reunite with former manager Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.

Thursday's Daily Mirror back page:
Too brave for his own good#tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #mufc

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) February 17, 2016

It's a similar Rooney story in the Sun, which also runs a story on an Adidas "promotion" aimed at Van Gaal's dull style of play at Manchester United.

Thursday's Sun back page:
Pain Roo knee#tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #mufc

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) February 17, 2016

It's all Rooney in Metro and the Telegraph.

Thursday's Metro back page:
Rooney ruled out#tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #mufc

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) February 17, 2016

Thursday's Telegraph Sport:
Rooney pays for bravery#tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #mufc

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) February 17, 2016

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