2 Mar 2010

Red-hot Rooney fit to face Egypt

11:12 am on 2 March 2010

The In-form striker Wayne Rooney has declared himself fit for England's Wembley friendly against Egypt after a scan on his injured knee revealed no serious damage.

Rooney came off the bench to score the winner in Manchester United's 2-1 win over Aston Villa in the League Cup final and manager Alex Ferguson said that a further knock to his already-painful knee left him in doubt for Thursday's match.

However Rooney says he expects to play because his knee's just bruised.

England are playing African Nations Cup winners Egypt to help prepare for the World Cup group stage opponents Algeria.