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    Wayne Rooney in England squad to face Scotland

    Wayne Rooney played no part in Manchester United

    Wayne Rooney played no part in Manchester United's tour of the Far East and Australia last month. (Getty Images)

    London: Wayne Rooney has been included in the England squad to face Scotland next week despite being ruled out of Manchester United's last pre-season friendly through injury.

    United said that a right shoulder problem kept Rooney out of the trip to Sweden earlier this week, the latest injury problem for the striker who is pushing to join Chelsea but is being denied the move by the Premier League champions.

    Rooney also played no part in United's tour of the Far East and Australia last month because of a hamstring injury.

    While Rooney is looking to make his 84th England appearance at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday against Scotland, Southampton striker Rickie Lambert has been called up for the first time.

    SQUAD:

    Goalkeepers: Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion), Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich).

    Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Tottenham).

    Midfielders: Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal), James Milner (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Ashley Young (Manchester United), Wilfried Zaha (Manchester United).

    Forwards: Jermain Defoe (Tottenham), Rickie Lambert (Southampton), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United).