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Wayne Rooney: Welbeck will be fit for Italy game

Wayne Rooney has revealed that his fellow Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck will be available for Saturday's World Cup opener against Italy.

Wayne Rooney taking questions at today's press conference in Rio.

There had been concerns over Welbeck after he limped out of a training session on Tuesday with what appeared to be a leg injury.

Rooney told a press conference in Rio: "Danny will be fine, I'm sure he'll be ready for Saturday, he's just nor risked anythign today in training but he'll train on Friday and he'll be available for Saturday, I'm sure."

World Cup opener 'doubts' for Welbeck after leg injury

Danny Welbeck Credit: Press Association

Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck has emerged as a doubt for England's World Cup opener on Saturday.

Welbeck reportedly suffered a leg injury and limped out of Tuesday's session, making him a doubt for the Three Lions' first Group D game against Italy.

The Football Association refused to comment on Welbeck on Tuesday evening.