Man U's title hopes in ruins without Rooney: Ancelotti

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London, Apr 5 (ANI): Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has said that ace striker Wayne Rooney's injury has left Manchester United's title and Euro hopes in ruins.

Chelsea went on top of the table with a 2-1 win at Old Trafford on Saturday, and, Ancelotti insists the absence of Rooney, out for three weeks with a sprained ankle, was the key.

Dimitar Berbatov failed to make an impression as Rooney's replacement in the match against Chelsea.

And United could crash out of the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday when they must overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit against Bayern Munich, The Sun reports.

Ancelotti said: "Rooney is a fantastic player who is difficult to replace with another player. Berbatov is good but Rooney is totally different.

"Rooney can sometimes come back to receive the ball and use it for all the team and then he can attack in any direction. He is an unbelievable player."

"It is not a good moment for United after losing to Bayern during the week and because they have lost a very important player. It's not easy for United to maintain their characteristic and momentum without Rooney. But they have the possibility to move on and I hope they get to the semi-final," he said. (ANI)

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