3 Jan 2012

Rooney set to return after disciplinary action

8:55 am on 3 January 2012

England striker Wayne Rooney should return for Manchester United's premier league football match at Newcastle United later this week after being omitted against Blackburn Rovers for "disciplinary reasons".

Several media reports state Rooney was fined a week's wages and dropped for the weekend's defeat by Blackburn Rovers after a night out with team mates Darron Gibson and Jonny Evans.

The reports say Gibson and Evans were also fined a week's wages by manager Alex Ferguson and, like Rooney, ordered in for extra work on their day off due to their lethargic performances in training the morning after their alleged night out.