Monday, 14 November 2016

Rooney out of England squad

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has withdrawn from the England squad to face Spain due to a minor knee injury.

The striker sat out this morning's session at Tottenham Hotspur's training ground as a precaution.

However, with Gareth Southgate already set to rest his captain for the visit of Spain to Wembley Stadium on Tuesday night, Rooney has been allowed to return to his club for further assessment.

The 31-year-old Rooney was dropped by Southgate for last month's World Cup qualifying draw with Slovenia but captained the side for the 3-0 win over Scotland on Friday evening.

Manchester United take on Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday at Old Trafford, live on Sky Sports 1 HD, with coverage from 11:30am.

Rooney had fallen out of favour with United boss Jose Mourinho in recent weeks, with his poor form resulting in him being dropped, but he did start United's 3-1 victory over Swansea in their last Premier League game on November 6

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