Giggs: Rooney Ready To Impact In Brazil

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  • England's Wayne Rooney is ready to make a huge impact on the 2014 World Cup, according to Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs.

    The forward announced himself onto the International stage with a brilliant showing at Euro 2004. but has repeatedly failed to live up to that level of standard in the tournaments that have followed.

    However, current club boss Giggs is tipping the 28-year-old to be one of the stars of the competition - in what could be his final showing at a World Cup finals - and also revealed that Rooney is relishing the challenge.

    Giggs said: "Wayne is a top player (and) he is at a good age. He is probably at the peak of his powers and I know for a fact he can't wait for it.

    "He has had a fantastic season and I think he is ready to make an impact.

    "I don't want to talk too much about England, but the young players they have at their disposal is really exciting and that can only help Wayne.

    "He will be going into it relatively fresh. I know he is excited, just like all the lads who are going to the World Cup."

    Rooney is set to miss the final fixture of the Premier League season with a minor groin injury, but Giggs insists he is "Fine" for the World Cup - along with defender Phil Jones, who had also been an injury doubt for the Three Lions.

    Giggs said: "Phil's injury isn't as bad as I thought on the night. He's obviously out for Sunday, but should be ok for the World Cup.

    "I feared the worst when I saw it but it doesn't look too bad."

    That news will come as some relief for England manager Roy Hodgson, who is now expected to name both Rooney and Jones in his provisional 30-man squad on Monday.

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