Rooney not ready for England’s friendlies
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.