England goalkeeper Joe Hart is sure his national team colleague Wayne Rooney will not have his mind of his Manchester United worries when Scotland are the opposition at Wembley on Wednesday, Sky
Rooney has been the subject of two bids from Chelsea, both rejected, this summer, amid speculation he wants to leave Old Trafford – despite repeated assertions from manager David Moyes that the forward is not for sale. Rooney was not judged to be fit enough to feature for United in their Community Shield win over Wigan on Sunday, but has taken full part in England training and should be involved in the match against the Scots.
And Hart believes Rooney will shrug off any concerns over his club future now he is on international duty. “ Wayne’s Wayne – he trains the same, works hard he is always out half-an-hour before everyone because he just seems to love football,” Hart said. “That’s him I don’t think that will ever change.
“He has got stuff going on in his own life and his own football career, but at moment he is here with England and I am pretty sure all he is focused on is Wednesday night.”
Hart added that the distance between United and England will help Rooney compartmentalise – and that from his own experiences, a player’s attention is on the task at hand when training with England.
“Literally you are away from your club – nothing to do with your club,” Hart continued. “You are representing England the same as when you are with your club you are representing your club so I think it’s a welcome environment, it’s a safe environment in terms of players and staff and people who are involved with England.
“I can’t talk for him, I can only talk for myself and whenever I have come here all that I have focused on is England.”
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