England striker feeling fit and strong after return to action with Manchester United
Wayne Rooney believes that his hard work over the past few weeks has paid off, after a goalscoring return to the Manchester United team.
The England striker missed the World Cup qualifiers with Moldova and Ukraine earlier this month after an unfortunate training ground injury left him needing stitches in a nasty cut to his forehead.
But after training through the international break, he’s been back in David Moyes' team and in good form by scoring against Crystal Palace at the weekend and then against Bayer Leverkusen to make it 200 in a United shirt on Tuesday.
Rooney said: "I've put my head down and worked hard and tried to do everything right.
"I've tried to show the right attitude. I've always felt that's a really important thing to do
"That's paying off for me on the pitch. I feel fit and ready to do well.”
With England’s final two qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland next month now fast-approaching, Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson will be hoping to see the 27-year-old back in his squad.
And Rooney himself believes he’s in good shape and form ahead of some important games for both club and country.
"I feel good,” he admits.
“I've had some good training the last few weeks.
“It's been stop-start with the injuries, but I've just kept my head down and worked hard and now I've played and got some goals.
"I feel good and am glad to be out playing."
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