England boss demands Wayne Rooney focusses

Manchester United Striker Wayne Rooney

England boss Roy Hodgson has told Wayne Rooney to forget about his attempts of a summer transfer and focus on beating Scotland next week, according to the Daily Mail.

Hodgson included Rooney in his squad for next week’s derby clash despite the striker having played no part in Manchester United’s pre-season due to injuries.

The former Everton striker is trying to push through a move away from Old Trafford after growing tired of being dropped by Sir Alex Ferguson last season and he has failed to make up with former boss David Moyes.

United have rejected two bids from Chelsea already this summer and Jose Mourinho appears happy to pay whatever it takes to get the striker to Stamford Bridge.

However Hodgson wants Rooney to solely focus on England.

‘I would expect him to put any personal problems he may have or any professional concerns he might have behind him and give everything for England,’ admitted Hodgson.

‘You cannot divorce a person and the way he feels from the way he plays. We sometimes forget that, I think.

‘We expect players always to play at the level we expect of them irrespective of their mental state and their physical state.

‘We want to dismiss all of that – we can’t really. I just hope the problems are over by the time we play Moldova.’

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