Jose Mourinho insists Wayne Rooney is ready to face Arsenal

by Tanveer Arayan

Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is fit and ready to face Arsenal over the weekend.

Reports claimed the Portuguese boss would be leaving Rooney on the bench following his drunken antics while on international duty with England.

However, Mourinho has refused to comment on the situation and claims he won’t get involved with anything that has happened in the national team.

“Over the last two or three days nothing happened, he trained like everybody else, he wants to play like everybody else, he’s ready. What happened in the national team happened in the national team, I don’t comment,” he said.

“My players when they go there belong to the national team and I don’t like to comment.

“Sometimes they come back stronger than when they left us because something good happened there, positive for them, other times injuries, sometimes big injuries, sometimes frustrations because they didn’t play or the result was bad.

“In this case, we knew what didn’t go well but the national team is a different chapter and is closed now until March.”

It’s understandable why Gareth Southgate may be frustrated with Wayne Rooney, but it’s good see Mourinho is giving him a fair opportunity at Old Trafford.

If he’s fit and is doing well in training he deserves to play a role against Arsene Wenger’s men when they visit Old Trafford on November 19.

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