The Manchester United striker says he works hard to try and get into Roy Hodgson's starting line-up and that he will always respect his manager's team selection
The Manchester United man has yet to score a World Cup goal and was forced to play wide on the left against Italy, with Raheem Sterling preferred in the No.10 role.
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“I’ve never felt that. I don’t know why you said that. Why would I feel my place in the team is guaranteed?” he told reporters.
“I work hard to try and get into that team. I have never said my place is guaranteed. I don’t expect to play, I work hard. I want to play.
“We have got a lot of good, young players so we will all work hard, all give the manager different options, different choices and whoever he picks, then I am sure we will all respect that.”
Rooney also insisted he was back to full fitness after recovering from a groin problem and said the heat in Brazil had not affected him.
“I know I have run a lot in games and I have no problem doing that. I felt no problems at all,” he added.
“To be honest, I can only speak on behalf of myself, I felt absolutely fine. The weather was not an issue, so that’s down to the manager [selection on Thursday].
“Obviously he will see over the next couple of days how the lads are and how they recover and will make his decision from there.”