Ill Rooney sidelined - VIDEO

Press conference with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of Europa League game against Ajax.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has stated that Wayne Rooney will miss the game due to a bad throat.

Ferguson went on to say “our game against Basle in the group stage shows we can not be casual, but our 2-0 lead from the first leg is a good one, no doubt”.

During the press conference, Ferguson talks about Ryan Giggs, Cleverley returning and Carlos Tevez.

VIDEO: Click the play button to view the press conference.