Roy Hodgson selects Wayne Rooney amid Manchester United rift, injuries

While Rooney is looking to make his 84th England appearance at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday against Scotland, Southampton striker Rickie Lambert has been called up for the first time.

updated: August 08, 2013 20:18 IST
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London: Wayne Rooney has been included in the England squad to face Scotland next week despite missing all of Manchester United's pre-season friendlies with injuries that have coincided with his fight to leave the Premier League champions.

The striker, whose attempts to join Chelsea are being blocked by United, played no part in United's tour of the Far East and Australia last month because of a hamstring injury.

And United said that a right shoulder problem kept Rooney out of the trip to Sweden earlier this week after he played in a behind-closed-doors training match against Real Betis last weekend.

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