Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 8/18/13
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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney says that it is vital he plays more minutes in order to gain full fitness. David Moyes has spent the majority of the summer insisting that Rooney is not for sale after Chelsea made two bids for the 27-year-old, who did not feature in pre-season. United say Rooney has been unable to play because of injuries to his hamstring, and then to his shoulder, but the former Everton man was deemed fit enough to play 65 minutes of England 's 3-2 win over Scotland on Wednesday night. Such has been the furore caused by Rooney's spat with Sir Alex Ferguson towards the end of last season, and Chelsea's interest in him, that the striker has not spoken in public since his former manager dropped him in May. But he would not comment on the matter following Wednesday's game against the Scots. "I am here to talk about England," Rooney said when questioned about speculation regarding his future. Rooney was more forthcoming about his desire to get some playing t...
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