Rooney not ready for Eng­land’s friendlies

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Wayne Rooney does not re­quire knee surgery but the Manch­ester United cap­tain will not be ready for Eng­land's up­com­ing friendlies, with man­ager Louis van Gaal in­sist­ing he is the club's pri­or­ity.

Rooney has been side­lined since dam­ag­ing lig­a­ments in his knee against Sun­der­land on Feb. 13.

The 30-year-old, who had scored seven goals in nine ap­pear­ances in all com­pe­ti­tions this year, is ex­pected to re­main in a knee brace for al­most an­other three weeks.

And while Van Gaal does not be­lieve knee surgery is nec­es­sary, in a boost to Eng­land's Euro 2016 hopes, the Dutch­man warned Roy Hodg­son that his skip­per will not be fit for friendlies against Ger­many (March 26) and Nether­lands (March 29) next month.

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