The forward suffered an ankle injury during last week’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City and could be set for a spell on the sidelines.
However, United fans are not as disappointed by the news as expected, and many hope this could bring about more goals and attacking football.
Rooney has found the net on just two occasions in the league this season, and United have scored the fewest of the the top five sides.
Find out exactly how some United supporters have reacted to the news below.
Do you think the striker will benefit from a couple of games away from the first team?