England have been given a huge boost ahead of Monday's announcement of the 30-man provisional World Cup squad, with the news that Wayne Rooney and Phil Jones will both be fit for the trip to Brazil.
Ryan Giggs, interim manager of Manchester United after David Moyes' dismissal, confirmed that the pair would miss out on Sunday's trip to Southampton, but also said that they should be fit enough to feature in Roy Hodgson's squad.
Jones, 22, left the field in pain during the first half of the 3-1 win against Hull City in midweek after hurting his shoulder while Rooney has been sidelined with a groin problem.
"Phil's injury isn't as bad as we thought on the night," relayed Giggs.
"He is out of Sunday but should be okay for the World Cup. Wayne has just started training, and Sunday might be too quick for him, but he is also fine for the World Cup."
The news comes as a boost after Tottenham pair Andros Townsend and Kyle Walker have both recently picked up knocks which have effectively ruled them out of contention.
England's squad announcement takes place on Monday, May 12. 30 players will feature in that squad, and seven will be cut before the final, 23-man list is submitted to FIFA.
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