Unsettled Wayne Rooney proves fitness in friendly

Wayne Rooney showed plenty of signs of rust in an erratic display, but his shoulder didn't look to be troubling him and Moyes, working as a television pundit, said he was happy to see the striker back in action.

updated: August 15, 2013 10:01 IST
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London: Wayne Rooney finally got the chance to prove his fitness as the unsettled Manchester United striker played for 66 minutes of England's 3-2 win against Scotland at Wembley on Wednesday.

Rooney is reportedly keen to leave Old Trafford amid interest from Chelsea and has missed his club's entire pre-season campaign, sparking speculation United manager David Moyes had banished him in frustration at his stance.

Moyes had said the 27-year-old's shoulder injury meant he wasn't ready to feature in United's 2-0 win over Wigan in the Community Shield on Sunday, but England boss Roy Hodgson felt the foward was in good enough shape to start the friendly and named him at the tip of his three-man attack.

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