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Roy Hodgson: Rooney has no physical injury

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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney took part in England's training session hours after he was left out of the Community Shield match against Wigan Athletic.

The striker trained very well which led England manager to suggest that he is not suffering from a physical injury.

Rooney was reported to be carrying a shoulder injury and was therefore left out of the squad to face the Latics. 

However Rooney took part in a full England session and didn't show any sign of physical restrictions.

In fact Hodgson said he looked 'good' in the training session which may indicate that he could have featured against Wigan.

When asked about Rooney's condition Hodgson said: "Good, just as I expected really.

"It's difficult to assess with the naked eye how match-fit people are, but there is no doubt in my mind that he is not suffering from a physical injury."

Hodgson did however hint that the striker suffered from previous injuries this summer.

He said: "Since he's got over the injuries he's not able to train as intensively as we did today, so we'll see how that pans out.

"He tells me he's trained on his own while Manchester United have had games, on some fitness work, but he hasn't had a chance to do a session like we did today where he was involved in the functional aspects of play."

Rooney has been linked with a move to Chelsea all summer and the Blues have had two bids rejected for the 27-year-old hitman.

It is widely reported that Rooney wants to leave Manchester United which even prompt some senior members of the squad to be angry at how he is handling the situation.

However David Moyes has remained vigilant about the former Everton man not being available.

It is believed that the Red Devils will be willing to listen to offers from clubs outside of England but at the moment reports are that Rooney have suggested he has his heart set on a move to London where he wants to link up with Jose Mourinho.   

 

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