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Rooney to miss CSKA encounter after birth of son

November 2, 2009
By Soccernet staff

Wayne Rooney is a major doubt for Manchester United's clash with CSKA Moscow after wife Coleen today gave birth to the couple's first child a baby boy.

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Wayne Rooney
GettyImagesWayne Rooney is a major doubt for United after the birth of son Kai.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is almost certain to excuse the England striker from Tuesday's Champions League action so that he can stay with his wife and newborn.

The child, who the couple have named Kai Wayne Rooney, was born at 2.20pm at Liverpool Women's Hospital on Monday, their spokesman said.

The spokesman added: "Mother and baby are both absolutely fine. Wayne and Coleen are thrilled with the wonderful addition to their family life.''