England physio Gary Lewin insists Wayne Rooney was fully fit when he linked up with the national team last week.
The status of Rooney’s fitness is the subject of raging debate after the Manchester United forward contradicted previous comments made by club boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
Ferguson left the misfiring striker out of the team for games against Valencia and Sunderland prior to the international break, claiming he was struggling with an ankle injury sustained at Bolton.
But following England’s goalless draw with Montenegro on Tuesday night, Rooney insisted he has not been battling an injury despite using an ice pack on his ankle after being replaced in the Bolton game.
And Lewin said: “I can only speak about the seven days he was with England, and he trained every day and was fit for the game.
“Obviously he hadn’t played for Manchester United for two weeks before and what happened at United between them and him.
“Man United knew with the two weeks he had off and the treatment they were giving him that, but the time he came to us, he would be ready to train. They were quite open with us about that.”