Manchester United fans react on Twitter to Rooney's warm weather break

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There was confusion and bemusement in abundance as David Moyes confirmed Wayne Rooney will be taking a "warm weather break".

The United and England star is currently being troubled by a groin injury, and in a bid to get him fully fit for the showdown with Chelsea next weekend, manager Moyes announced today that the former Everton forward will spend a week away from the club with a trainer to get himself fit.

"Wayne has been sent away on a sort of hot weather break. His groin has not recovered yet. We've sent a fitness coach with him and he is away with his family. So we've given him a bit of a break. I always hoped I would be able to do that at some point in the season, but his groin is not as good as we hoped at this point.

"Hopefully we'll get him fit for the Chelsea game [a week on Sunday] and we'll see how he is then."

A 'warm weather break' isn't something football fans are accustomed to hearing as a reason for not playing, and United fans - and general observers - voiced their opinions on the bizarre news regarding Rooney's status, with many suggesting the 28 year old is simply going on a midseason holiday. Others moved to blame Moyes for the situation, whilst a similar previous situation with Cristiano Ronaldo was also brought up to defend the United boss.

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