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Wayne Rooney's thoughts with Philippines

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Wayne Rooney has commented on the Philippines disaster after thousands are feared dead as the death toll climbs.

The Manchester United forward, who set up Robin van Persie's goal in his sides crucial 1-0 victory over Arsenal at Old Trafford yesterday, has subsequently admitted that his thoughts are elsewhere at the current time. 

"My thoughts and prayers are with the people affected by the typhoon in the Philippines, devastating news," he told his official Facebook page.

Typhoon Haiyan's death toll is expected be well over 10,000, making it the worst natural disaster in the history of the Philippines and leaving entire towns destroyed in the Southeast Asian country.

The England international has 38 goals for his country and will be focusing his mind on their upcoming friendlies against Germany and Chile - but he has made it known that he is thinking about more than just football in remarks that are sure to be felt on the other side of the world. 

Rooney and his England teammates will now join up with Roy Hodgson ahead of those matches, with Manchester United's win sending them fifth and relieving some of the pressure on manager David Moyes in the race for the Premier League title.

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