Rooney likely to be excused from Moscow game
Sir Alex Ferguson will announce later whether new father Wayne Rooney is excused from Manchester United's Champions League game with CSKA Moscow tomorrow.
Rooney's wife Coleen today gave birth to a baby boy - named Kai Wayne Rooney - at 2.20pm at Liverpool Women's Hospital.
Their spokesman said: "Mother and baby are both absolutely fine. Wayne and Coleen are thrilled with the wonderful addition to their family life."
Strike partner Dimitar Berbatov is also doubtful after taking a blow on the kneecap against Blackburn on Saturday, while Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand (both knee) and Ryan Giggs (hip) have already been ruled out.
Park Ji-sung will not be considered either, with Ferguson confirming the South Korean has been put on a two-week fitness programme after suffering a series of minor ailments.
The good news for Ferguson is that skipper Gary Neville is back from suspension and Scotland star Darren Fletcher will start after a month out with an ankle injury.
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