Wayne Rooney made a triumphant return for Manchester United in their Capital One Cup victory over Newcastle United, as the damage from Hugo Rodallega's challenge on him was finally made visible.
Rooney, who gave a measured and classy display in the 2-1 win, wore strapping round his right thigh as he made his first appearance in over a month.
However prying snappers captured the full extent of Rodallega's damage when the strapping slipped during the game to reveal two nasty scars.
Rooney was left with a bloody gash after Rodallega's studs accidentally fell on his right thigh in United's 3-2 win against Fulham in August.
Sir Alex Ferguson revealed after the League Cup win the striker could have been a substitute at Anfield on Sunday, however the likelihood is Rooney will return to league football against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.