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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