Rooney not on United bus
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was not on the team bus for his side's Barclays Premier League match against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.
Press Association Sport understands the player suffered a head injury in training on Saturday.
It is believed the player needed stitches following an accidental training ground collision, although there has been no official comment from the club.
However, Rooney's absence from the Red Devils party which arrived on Merseyside means the damage was extensive enough for him to be omitted.
Manager David Moyes will be required to give a television interview ahead of the game, when he is almost certain to be asked about Rooney's fitness, which also has implications for England's forthcoming World Cup qualifying double-header against Moldova and Ukraine.
Although Rooney's absence is a blow, Moyes did have Jonny Evans, Javier Hernandez and Nani in his squad for the first time this season.