Wayne Rooney is 'unlikely' to play in the Community Shield, according to David Moyes
Manchester United boss David Moyes does not believe Wayne Rooney will be available for the Community Shield at Wembley.
Last Updated: 08/08/13 9:34am
United face Wigan Athletic at the weekend, with the first piece of silverware up for grabs - but Moyes does not think that Rooney will be able to feature.
Rooney picked up a shoulder injury against Real Betis on Saturday - the only pre-season match he has played in so far this summer - which forced him to miss United's clash with AIK Stockholm in Sweden earlier this week.
Despite the injury, Rooney is set to be named in England's squad to face Scotland next week - but it remains to be seen whether he will be able to link-up with Roy Hodgson's squad, as Moyes confirmed he is unlikely to make the trip to Wembley.
"I don't think he is going to be fit and available. Of course we are still hoping he will, but I have a feeling he won't make it," said Moyes.
Moyes has a few concerns for Sunday, but he also has in mind Rio Ferdinand's testimonial against Sevilla at Old Trafford on Friday.
He expects David De Gea and Javier Hernandez to be available after they missed the AIK clash.
"David has staved his finger - but he's okay," he said.
"He could have played in Sweden and we hope he will be fit for Friday night and Sunday's Community Shield against Wigan at Wembley.
"Javier has a bit of a hamstring problem that he picked up in training but we didn't want to risk him."
Jonny Evans and Nani are both doubts after picking up knocks in Sweden.
"Jonny Evans actually got kneed on the ankle. He thought that he was going to be able to run it off, but if we left him on then it would only have got worse for him," he said.
"Nani just felt his groin tighten up and he didn't want to take any risks. Neither did we. We thought it was safer to take him off at that time.
"Most of the injuries we have got are not serious, we are just protecting them."