Roo could miss three weeks

England striker out with ankle injury

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Wayne Rooney will be out for up to three weeks with an ankle injury, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed.

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The England international limped out of United's 2-2 draw with Bolton in the 61st minute on Sunday and had an ice-pack strapped to his ankle on the bench.

He had already been ruled out of the Red Devils' UEFA Champions League clash with Valencia on Wednesday night and now Ferguson has confirmed an extended spell on the sidelines.

The United boss said: "It will be two to three weeks. But it depends because Wayne has done quite well with his recovery from injury in the past."

If he is out for three weeks, the striker will miss the clashes with Sunderland and West Brom in the Premier League, as well as England's home date with Montenegro on 12th October.

Meanwhile, Ferguson also confirmed that midfielder Paul Scholes will be sidelined for 10 days with a calf problem.