Wayne Rooney should be fit to play in England's upcoming FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Belarus, Manchester United have announced.

Rooney, 22, twisted an ankle in United's 3-0 UEFA Champions League victory over Aalborg in Denmark on Tuesday and there had been fears he could be ruled out of the England matches on 11 and 15 October.

Those were allayed by a Manchester United spokesman, who said: "Wayne has an ankle injury and is considered doubtful for Saturday's game against Blackburn, but he should recover in time for England's forthcoming matches."