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Mourinho drops Rooney from Europa League clash

Europa League By: Linus Onyeze | 12/04/2017

Wayne Rooney hasn't travelled with Manchester United to their Europa League game with Anderlecht on Thursday.


Wayne Rooney continues to be out of the Manchester United squad as he has not traveled with the rest of the squad for their Europa League clash with Anderlecht.

The United captain has not been part of the Red Devils’ squad for most part of the season, and that has continued with manager Jose Mourinho taking a 19-man squad to Belgium, with the 31-year old missing from the travelling party.

His last appearance came as a late sub in a 0-0 draw at home to West Brom on April 1.

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Rooney, who has missed six of their last seven games, trained with the rear of the squad at the AON Training Complex today but was assessed afterwards and not deemed fit enough to travel.

Meanwhile, David De Gea , who missed Sunday's 3-0 win at Sunderland with a slight injury problem, has travelled but No.2 Sergio Romero is set to keep his place.

“He's not happy with his condition, he's trying to work with the team, which he does, but he's not confident, not happy,” Mourinho said.

"He has a bad feeling with his ankle and is not ready to play. Let's see for the weekend or the next game.

"We don't have many players fit but for tomorrow? No.

The United squad that travelled

David de Gea, Sergio Romero, Joel Pereira, Antonio Valencia, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Axel Tuanzebe, Marcos Rojo, Eric Bailly, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw, Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Jesse Lingard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford.
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