Premier League - United striker Rooney out of Wembley showpiece

Wayne Rooney has been omitted from Manchester United’s squad for the Community Shield against Wigan Athletic on Sunday because of a shoulder injury.

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Wayne Rooney's future at Manchester United remains unclear (PA Sport)

Rooney has been training with the reserves all week in a bid to regain fitness ahead of England’s friendly with Scotland at Wembley on Wednesday night.

He missed Rio Ferdinand’s testimonial on Friday evening, a 3-1 loss to Sevilla, and is now out of the champions’ showpiece match at Wembley against the FA Cup holders.

The striker, 27, has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford all summer, with bids from Chelsea rejected – leading to speculation that he is being kept away from the first-team squad deliberately.

On Friday night he wrote a message on his Facebook account which some reporters interpreted as a snub to new boss David Moyes, whom he fell out with while a youngster at Everton.

"Can't wait to join up with the England squad and hopefully play in a competitive match, they always are against Scotland," said Rooney.

"Big thanks to Roy Hodgson for selecting me and showing his faith and support, appreciate it."

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