Rooney facing four weeks out

Wayne Rooney suffered a bad gash in the win over Fulham. Photo: PA

Wayne Rooney was being treated in hospital tonight after suffering a nasty leg injury in Manchester United's Premier League match with Fulham.

Rooney was stretchered off the Old Trafford field after the accidental clash with Hugo Rodallega in the home side's 3-2 victory. The England striker is expected to be out of action for four weeks.

Rooney was charging down a shot by the Fulham substitute, whose boot connected with the England striker's leg.

Television pictures showed a severe gash down Rooney's right leg, with blood coming from the deep wound.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said: "It was a very bad one. He has gone to hospital. It looks like he will be out for four weeks."