Rooney: I'm fully fit

13 October 2010 02:30
Wayne Rooney insists he has no problem with his fitness despite a subdued display in England's embarrassing European Championship draw with Montenegro.

Rooney looked a shadow of the player who helped put Bulgaria and Switzerland to the sword just a month earlier as England failed to score in a game at the new Wembley for the first time.

The 24-year-old was playing his first match for more than a fortnight after missing Manchester United's Champions League win in Valencia and Barclays Premier League draw at Sunderland.

Rooney's form has dipped since unsavoury allegations about his private life emerged in the wake of the Bulgaria win. But his omission from United's recent games was down to an ankle injury, which manager Sir Alex Ferguson did not want to aggravate, despite the striker continuing to train.

Rooney said: "I've been training for the last two months where I haven't missed a training session, so I have no problems with my fitness."

Rooney, who passed up two good chances to spare England's blushes, added: "I felt sharp, had a couple of chances; maybe with the first I could have done better but the keeper made a good save with the second one."

Source: PA