According to England manager Roy Hodgson, Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is fit and available for selection despite his club manager saying that he has a shoulder injury, and missed the Community Shield because of it.

The 27-year-old picked up an early knock in pre-season several weeks ago, but recovered from the hamstring injury quicker than expected, but with the transfer saga and his future uncertain, David Moyes then revealed that Rooney has a shoulder injury and that is why he missed the match against Wigan Athletic on Sunday.

The final at Wembley ended 2-0 to Moyes' men thanks to a brace from Robin Van Persie, but just a day later, the England boss revealed that Rooney is 100percent fit and ready for action.

Hodgson said: "It’s difficult to know with the naked eye how match-fit people are but there was no doubt he was not suffering any physical injury.

"We get data back from our sessions and I’ll be interested to know how that looks. Since he got over his injuries he’s not been able to train as we trained today.

"He’s been training on his own because Manchester United played games but he’s been doing physical fitness work and today he’s involved in functional aspects of play.

"I’ve not spoken to him since the session but I’m expecting everything to be fine. I don’t expect any repercussions. It looked to me that he worked quite hard.

"Then it will be up to me and the coaches and the fitness people to make sure we give him the right amount of minutes in the game.

"In my year-and-a-bit as England manager I’ve been faced many times when players are not in their club team but because they have talent and quality they are still managed to be selected.

"I’m not prepared to make statements to say if he’s not playing for his club side he won’t be playing for England. While he’s fit and available he will always play for England because he is one of our best players."

England face Scotland on Wednesday and it looks like Hodgson has the intention of playing the Manchester United striker even though Moyes clearly doesn't think he is fit enough.

 

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