Wayne Rooney ruled out of England training through injury

by Tanveer Arayan


England captain Wayne Rooney is set to miss Monday’s training session with minor issues ahead of the side’s friendly against Spain on Tuesday evening.

After being dropped for last month’s 0-0 draw against Slovenia, the Englishman made a return to Gareth Southgate’s starting XI for their World Cup qualifier with Scotland.

Although he played the full 90 minutes in Friday’s game, setting up Gary Cahill for England’s third goal, he was expected to start once again, but is now a doubt for the clash.

England posted tweets saying: “The Three Lions will train at Spurs’ Enfield base today. Wayne Rooney and Ryan Bertrand miss the session due to minor issues.

“With only 19 outfield players training, 17-year-old Spurs midfielder Dylan Duncan will join the Three Lions for today’s session.”


The Spain friendly is interim manager Gareth Southgate’s last game in charge of England as his current arrangement.

Rooney has played a solid role under Southgate and although he has lost his automatic starter status for club and country in recent times, has proven he still has plenty left to offer.

It remains to be seen how serious his new setback is, but he remains a doubt to face Man United teammates Juan Mata, David de Gea and Ander Herrera against Spain on Tuesday.

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