Rooney selected for England friendly, despite not playing for Manchester United…
Wantaway striker Wayne Rooney has thanked his England manager Roy Hodgson, who has selected the player in the squad to face Scotland despite being out injured for much of Manchester United’s pre-season.
England will face Scotland in a friendly on August 14th, and the 27-year-old striker is looking forward to some game time. He was sent home from United’s pre-season tour of the Far East with a hamstring injury, and then an apparent shoulder chip meant he didn’t travel to Sweden, either. All summer the player has been linked to Chelsea, who have had two bids rejected already, and could return with a third in the near future.
His England call-up could make United fans question the legitimacy of his injury concerns.
The 27-year-old posted this message on his official Facebook page:
“Can’t wait to join up with the England squad and hopefully play in a competitive match, they always are against Scotland. Big thanks to Roy Hodgson for selecting me and showing his faith and support, appreciate it.”
Rooney’s United teammates are reportedly annoyed at the striker’s attitude, so training with the England squad will be much valued by the talented forward. The forward has scored 36 goals for England, and he will look to find the net against Scotland as he closes in on Michael Owen’s 40-goal haul.