Aug 9, 2013, 9:37 PM EDT
With rumors swirling about Wayne Rooney’s possible departure from Manchester United, new manager David Moyes has insisted that his 27-year-old striker is suffering with an injured shoulder.
Except Wayne Rooney seems to think he’s fine.
After England manager Roy Hodgson named Rooney to the England squad for their match against Scotland, the striker posted on his official Facebook page “Can’t wait to join up with the England squad and hopefully play in a competitive match, they always are against Scotland. Big thanks to Roy Hodgson for selecting me and showing his faith and support, appreciate it.”
So, is he being locked out of the squad with the illusion of an injury? Or is he actually injured?
Clearly Woy thinks he’s fit enough or he wouldn’t have selected Rooney and use a spot on the roster. Hodgson left off the injured Andy Carroll and even Daniel Sturridge who has just recently returned to fitness.
Rooney has battled multiple “injuries” this offseason. He was also forced out of the club’s tour of Asia after just one day following a reported hamstring injury back in mid-July.
Chelsea had quite a sizable bid rejected by the Manchester Club for Rooney, and this only will add to his reported displeasure with the new management. United have taken a Liverpool-on-Suarez-esque stance on their English striker, but if Chelsea continue their chase the saga has only one inevitable ending.
Rooney has yet to hand in a formal transfer request but reports continue to release information saying one is on its way sooner rather than later.
- PST’s Major League Soccer Power Rankings – Week 1 0
- Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem about to jump off the U.S. Soccer radar 6
- Stuart Holden out for 6-9 months, as serious injury hits U.S. international once again 3
- Three things we learned from Arsenal’s failed UEFA Champions League campaign 1
- Battling Arsenal bow out, as Bayern Munich reach UEFA Champions League quarters after 1-1 draw (3-1, agg.) 1
- Two from Diego Costa help Atlético Madrid cruise past Milan in Champions League, 4-1 (5-1, agg.) 0
- Sporting KC Sign Antonio Dovale
- Cruz Azul Ready to Continue Good Form in CONCACAF
- Escalada's Brace Against Leon Puts Emelec at Top in Libertadores Cup
- Galaxy Know Home Cooking is key to Beating Tijuana
- Santos Waste Away Advantage Against Venezuelan Minnows in Libertadores Cup
- Sporting Ready for Champions League Test
- Kaká Becomes First Brazilian to Reach 30 Goals in the Champions League
- Gaston Fernandez Unstoppable in Major League Soccer Debut
- Former NUFC & England Warren Barton Looks to put San Diego on the Map
- Galaxy vs Xolos: Local International Derby