Wayne Rooney has allayed fears over his recovery from a knee injury and insists he will be fully fit to lead England’s bid to succeed at the finals of Euro 2016.

Rooney has not played for Manchester United since the middle of February after sustaining knee ligament damage in a 2-1 defeat at Sunderland.

No comeback date has yet been set for the United and England captain, who has seen his build-up to previous major tournaments with England under-mined by fitness concerns.

But Rooney expects to be playing again shortly after the up-coming international break and is confident he will get enough game-time to be fully tuned up for England’s challenge in the finals in France.