Wayne Rooney trained with Manchester United's reserve team on Thursday morning at his own request. Previous reports suggested that boss David Moyes had banished the England international to the margins as punishment for his perceived lack of commitment to United.

However, as Rooney is yet to play a competitive game in pre-season and will also miss Rio Ferdinand's testimonial against Seville tomorrow, he was keen to get a more strenuous workout, Press Association Sport understands.