Wayne Rooney is facing Wembley heartache in Sunday’s EFL Cup Final against Southampton.
The Manchester United and England skipper is set to miss out on a starting place in Jose Mourinho’s line-up.
Rooney, 31, has not started for United since the FA Cup win over Wigan on January 29 and missed Sunday’s win over Blackburn because of root canal treatment on his teeth.
The striker, who has just five goals this season, had missed three games before Blackburn with a muscle injury.
Mourinho admitted after the Rovers winner, which has earned United a quarter-final against Chelsea, that he “doesn’t know” if Rooney will be available for Sunday.
Rooney faces a fight to win a starting place if he is fit and he has slipped to bottom of United’s pecking order of strikers.
Zlatan Ibrahimovich, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Anthony Martial, Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford are all ahead of him.
His last action for United was as a substitute in the goalless Premier League draw with Hull at the start of the month.
Rooney, who became United’s record goalscorer last month, will be gutted if he does miss out as the League Cup brought him his first honour in 2006 when United beat Wigan in the final.
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