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Anyone tempted to suggest Wayne Rooney’s minor groin injury might give him a nice rest before the World Cup would be wise to fire up their copy of the Mathematica GraphMonkey iPad app* and first try to factor in one of the great immeasurables of English football — Rooney Recovery Time.
Rooney Recovery Time is comparable in its unfathomability only to Scotty’s estimates of how long it would take to get warp engines back on line as the Enterprise hurtled towards a collapsing Lime Dyson sphere*.
Rooney was in the stands on Saturday as United kept the heat on Chelsea with a 3-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur. Alex Ferguson then set the scene for weeks of excited punditry by suggesting the striker may have played his last game of the domestic campaign.
“It’s difficult to say, groin injuries are groin injuries and I think it probably will maybe take two to three weeks to be honest,” he told Sky Sports television.