Hodgson unsure if Man Utd woes will affect Rooney World Cup form

England coach Roy Hodgson is unsure if Wayne Rooney's World Cup form will be affected by Manchester United’s problems this season.

England coach Roy Hodgson is unsure if Wayne Rooney's World Cup form will be affected by Manchester United’s problems this season.

Hodgson is uncertain whether United's troubles will still be on Rooney's mind in Brazil if their season doesn't improve.

He said: "If you want a clear answer you might have to go to Wayne himself and say 'look Wayne if you have a bad season with Man United and things don't go well for the club is that going to make it difficult for you, for England?'

"What I hope he'd say is 'nope, when I go to the World Cup with England it's something different and I can compartmentalise – whatever happens at United is not going to affect me here'.

"That's what I want to hear.

"At the moment I won't talk to him about that because the season is not over yet and there's a lot of football to be played."

 
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