LONDON (AFP) - Wayne Rooney looks set for a collision with his boss at Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, after claiming he has been injury-free all season.
Ferguson said Rooney had been suffering from a "straightforward ankle injury" when asked to explain why the striker did not travel to Valencia recently for a Champions League clash.
And the United manager blamed the injury again when he left Rooney out of the game at Sunderland 11 days ago, saying at the time: "I have to take the view that this injury has been niggling away for a while and he kept on playing."
Rooney, however, claims he has been injury-free this season. When asked after England's midweek draw with Montenegro if his ankle had caused any problems, Rooney replied: "No, I've had no ankle problem all season."