Hodgson: Man Utd's Rooney desperate to turn it on for England

England coach Roy Hodgson senses Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is ready turn it on against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil this week.

England coach Roy Hodgson senses Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is ready turn it on against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil this week.

Hodgson says he can feel a great sense of determination from Rooney in training.

"If anything I find his desire stronger than when we first met," said Hodgson.

"I have nothing but the greatest faith in him. I know he'll be really desperate to get out and show how desperate he is. Good players can have bad games, it's not an exact science. But my faith in Wayne Rooney has never wavered."

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