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.

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."

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