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Rooney is okay - England boss Capello

England manager Fabio Capello has confirmed that star striker Wayne Rooney is okay even though he was keen to be substituted late in the 3-1 friendly win over Mexico at Wembley on Monday night.

The Manchester United man signalled that he wanted to come off a few minutes before full-time but Capello had used six permitted substitutions so he had to remain on the pitch but it appears his problems are no more than a sore neck.

"He said he had a small problem in his neck but it is not a problem," said Capello.

"He wanted to come off for the last two minutes but I had made all the substitutions so it was impossible to change.

"Rooney is okay. At this moment he just needs to play and find his form."

Andrew Slevison
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