England national team striker Wayne Rooney will travel to Germany with his mates in hopes of playing in Germany.

Manager Sven-Goran Eriksson wants to analyse Rooney’s fitness and recovery rates ahead of the scan in Manchester.

An FA statement said: “England head coach Sven-Goran Eriksson has confirmed today Wayne Rooney will fly out to Germany with the rest of the England squad on Monday.

“Wayne will then return to England on Wednesday for a scan on his foot in Manchester.

“Wayne will be accompanied by the England team doctor Leif Sward who will then analyse the scan with Manchester United.”

Eriksson has until Friday June 9 to decide whether or not Rooney will be part of the England squad for the World Cup finals.

His decision is complicated by fitness doubts surrounding his other key striker Michael Owen, who is just back from a broken foot and needed a precautionary scan yesterday on a tight thigh muscle.

England play Hungary in a friendly at Old Trafford on Tuesday, their penultimate warm-up game before the World Cup finals.

  • TUPAC

    the US will top the group, beat Croatia, then beat the swiz, then make it to the semi’s, we will beat the english, make it to the finals and beat brazil 1-0!