Wayne Rooney's joy at signing a new five-year deal has been tempered by the confirmation that an ankle injury will keep him out for three weeks.
Rooney has been hampered by a persistent ankle injury that he picked up against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League last term.
The Manchester United striker was carried out of training on Tuesday due to the complaint.
But with his future now seemingly resolved, Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that his talisman will be out until the middle of next month.
"Wayne will be out for three weeks" he told radio station Key103.