Wayne Rooney is an integral part of the England set-up, regardless of whether he is playing regular first-team club football, national manager Roy Hodgson said on Monday.
England's Wayne Rooney (centre) in action during a friendly match against Brazil at the Maracana" stadium in Rio de Janeiro, on June 2, 2013. England manager Roy Hodgson says Rooney is an integral part of his squad, regardless of whether he is playing regular first-team club football.
The 27-year-old's future at Manchester United remains uncertain, with the striker unsettled at Old Trafford and Chelsea having shown interest in the player.
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