Van der Sar confident Man Utd can cope without Roo

Rooney is expected to be out of action for up to four weeks after suffering an injury in the 2-1 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday.

“Against Bolton we also played with some other players,” said Van der Sar. “It can happen in the season.

“You always want your best players available, but we know the players coming in can also do a good job.”