Date: 3rd October 2008 at 4:48pm
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Sir Alex insists he’s got no problems with Wayne Rooney being called up to the England squad to face Kazakhstan and Belarus despite his ankle injury.

‘I have no issues with him joining England,’ Fergie said.

‘The games they have they should cope even if Wayne was not to make next Saturday’s game.

‘That’s Fabio Capello’s call and how he progresses in the next few days but I have no problems with that.’


Why travel if he doesn’t make the game? It’s not even a club v country matter: it’s about the player. Aggravating an ankle injury just to play against Kazakhstan and Belarus does not make sense. They are risking his fitness unnecessarily.

But of course we have little choice: he’s called up, he’ll travel and judging by our recent luck with injuries, his ankle will flare up again and he’ll be ruled out for weeks…