Tyler Radecki
Tuesday January 3rd, 2012

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will be available for the team’s trip to Newcastle on Wednesday, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed on Monday, according to The Guardian.

Rooney was fined a week’s wages last week and did not play in the team’s match with the Blackburn Rovers on Saturday because of his practice performance. According to The Guardian, Rooney’s coaches described him as “lethargic” and Ferguson decided to discipline him after discovering Rooney had gone out the night of Boxing Day.

"You've got to be fit to play in the Premier League," Ferguson said in an interview with Sirius XM. "You can't miss training sessions."

Ferguson added that Rooney also had to train on a scheduled day off and that Rooney missed “a few training sessions” over the Christmas period. Rooney, 26, has spent the last eight seasons with Manchester United, scoring 115 goals in 234 matches with the team. This season, he has 13 goals in 17 matches.

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