Rooney thanks Hodgson for 'showing faith' after England call-up

The striker has been ruled out of Manchester United's pre-season fixtures due to injuries, but is set to feature against Scotland at Wembley

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has thanked Roy Hodgson for "showing his faith" after his inclusion in England's squad to face Scotland.

The 27-year-old has been ordered to train away from United's first team as he continues to force through a summer move to Chelsea.

Rooney, who was absent from Rio Ferdinand's testimonial on Friday, has not featured in a match since England's 2-2 with Brazil on June 2.

The striker is unlikely to take part in United's Community Shield fixture against Wigan Athletic at Wembley on Sunday due to a shoulder injury, but he is available for selection for the clash against Scotland three days later.

"Can't wait to join up with the England squad and hopefully play in a competitive match, they always are against Scotland," Rooney posted his Facebook page.

"Big thanks to Roy Hodgson for selecting me and showing his faith and support, appreciate it."