World Cup 2014: Phil Jones and Wayne Rooney fit for England

World Cup 2014: Phil Jones and Wayne Rooney fit for England


Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs says Phil Jones and Wayne Rooney will both be fit to play for England at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

United defender Jones, 22, injured his shoulder in Tuesday’s 3-1 win against Hull, while forward Rooney, 28, has had a minor groin problem.

England manager Roy Hodgson will name a provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup on Monday.

On Rooney, Giggs said: “He is training and will be fine for the World Cup.”

The Welshman added: “He has just started over the last couple of days. Sunday is a little bit too quick for him.”

Jones will also be absent from the United squad that will travel to Southampton on the final day of the Premier League season.

“The injury is not as bad as I thought,” Giggs said. “He won’t be fit for Sunday but he will be OK for the World Cup.”

Speaking about his own future amidspeculation Louis van Gaal is set to be appointed United manager, Giggs added: “My stance is not any different to what it was last week.

“Nothing has been announced yet and my job is to prepare the team for Southampton.

“Obviously it has been a difficult season for everyone and when the management situation gets sorted out then we can move on. That will probably be in the next couple of weeks.

“I have enjoyed the whole experience and it has definitely helped me prepare for what will come after my playing career.”



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