Jones and Rooney 'okay for World Cup' says Ryan Giggs

Friday 09 May 2014
Phil Jones holds his shoulder as he goes off against Hull City
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Ryan Giggs says Manchester United defender Phil Jones should be fit for selection for the World Cup.

The 22-year-old injured his shoulder in United's 3-1 win over Hull City on Tuesday, but the Old Trafford interim boss revealed that it has proved less serious than was first feared.

Giggs confrmed the defender did not dislocate his left shoulder and, though he will miss United's final game of the season on Sunday, he insists Jones can be picked in Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad which is announced on Monday.

"Phil's injury is not as bad as I thought it was on the night," Giggs said.

"He won't be available for Sunday [versus Southampton], but he should be okay for the World Cup."

Giggs also believes striker Wayne Rooney will be ready for this summer's tournament in Brazil.

Rooney has missed the last two United games through injury and he will not feature against Southampton this weekend.

Giggs said: "Wayne has just started training over the last couple of days and Sunday probably will come a bit too quick for him."

"But he will obviously be fine for the World Cup also."

By FA Staff