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Wayne Rooney's injury 'could be a blessing' for Manchester United

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Sir Alex Ferguson believes Wayne Rooney's thigh injury could be "a blessing" as the striker can now work on his fitness. Ferguson said the 26-year-old, who is out for four weeks, was dropped for last Saturday's 3-2 win over Fulham because the manager could not select him and Robin van Persie, who was also not match fit.

NFL 2012 season preview

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Another year, another labour dispute for the NFL, though it is fair to say that this one has prompted rather less anxiety in the commissioner's office.