Wayne Rooney insists he does not blame the Football Association for failing to overturn the three-match ban he picked up for his sending off in a pre-season friendly.

The England striker was sent off while playing for Manchester United against Porto in Amsterdam and the suspension imposed by the Dutch FA was upheld by their counterparts at Soho Square. Reports had suggested the 20-year-old was unimpressed by the way the FA dealt with the situation.

But a spokesman for Rooney told PA Sport today: "Wayne does not blame the FA for any aspect of his current game. He is wholly committed in every way to England."

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