Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was forced to sit out of the Red Devils’ 3-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday with a hamstring injury.
According to the Daily Express, Man United manager Louis van Gaal revealed that Rooney will miss Tuesday’s Champions League match against PSV Eindhoven.
“He is injured so we have to take care of him. I think he is very important for us and I don’t want to take any risks so that’s why he doesn’t play [against Liverpool].”
However, the England and Man United captain is expected to return for the next Premier League match against Southampton.
Rooney has endured a frustrating start to his 2015-16 season, as he has not scored a goal in the Premier League in his four games.
However, the Man United legend broke the England international record with his 50th goal during a EURO 2016 qualifier against Switzerland last week.
He had also notched a hat trick in Man United’s second Champions League win of the season against Club Brugge.
Man United showed promise by beating Liverpool without their wounded star, but they are undoubtedly anticipating the return of their crucial dressing room presence.