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The FA has confirmed that the midfielder will not feature against at Wembley tonight although he was not expected to be named in the starting line-up
Midfielder is expected to miss just two weeks as opposed to the two months United feared once he has surgery on damaged wrist ligaments
That United should have led for nearly an hour and not walked away with a win created a sense of dejection, but it was the first point an English side has taken from Donetsk in the Champions League
The striker was badly missed in last weekend's humbling by Manchester City
Roy Hodgson has complained about the small pool of players he has to call on
The value of the Spain international has decreased markedly from the £50m Chelsea paid for him
New arrival must improve team warns former keeper
When, in ITV's build-up to this match, Lee Dixon argued it would be daft to sell Wayne Rooney to a title rival in Chelsea, Roy Keane responded, "Sell him to Fulham then". David Moyes would rather not sell Rooney at all, and certainly not until he has found a replacement. That, though, even for a club of Manchester United's wealth and appeal, will be difficult for Rooney, as a succession of England managers have come to realise, is a hard act to replace.
The England striker was dropped from the squad for United's last match
Sir Alex Ferguson is set to take charge of his final game on Sunday
The defender played a role in United's 20th league title success
Robin van Persie celebrated at the weekend by leaping on the United manager
Following the match between England and San Marino, we take a look at how each player performed.
The forward will be sidelined for up to 10 days
Scot blame the physical challenge of the Premier League for Japan international's slow start
United play Reading in the FA Cup tonight, whilst being firm favourites for the Premier League with hopes of Champions League progression