Rooney likely to miss Swans trip

Champions Manchester United begin a new Premier League era under David Moyes tomorrow evening as they travel to Swansea City.

They go in to the game on the back of last weekend’s Community Shield victory over Wigan Athletic at Wembley, and are once again likely to be without striker Wayne Rooney.

The 27 year old played two thirds of England’s 3-2 victory over Scotland on Wednesday evening but has barely featured in David Moyes preseason, amid constant speculation that he could be set to leave Old Trafford.

Rafael will miss the trip to South Wales through injury, while Nani and Javier Hernandez are also unlikely to play having had a lack of first team action in the build-up to the big kick off, though Ashley Young is expected to be fit in time to be considered for selection despite withdrawing from the England squad.

Meanwhile, David Moyes has confirmed that the club are close to completing a number of deals for new players, according to the Metro.

The new United boss has so far failed to bring in a number of big name targets, including Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas and Everton’s Leighton Baines.

However, the former Toffee’s boss is confident that he get his business done before the transfer window closes on September 2nd.