The calls for Wayne Rooney to be dropped may be growing but they are falling on deaf ears inside the England camp, with Danny Welbeck backing his team-mate to make a difference wherever he is deployed. Today at a press conference in Rio he backed him saying he can have a 'massive impact'.
Wayne Rooney has revealed that his fellow Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck will be available for Saturday's World Cup opener against Italy.
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."
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.