Joe Hart backs Wayne Rooney to be focused for England against Scotland
Joe Hart has backed Wayne Rooney to put his personal future to one side when England take on Scotland on Wednesday.
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo
Last Updated: 13/08/13 9:18am
Rooney's future at Manchester United remains the subject of constant conjecture with Chelsea seeing two bids for the player rejected this summer.
The striker missed Manchester United's Community Shield win over Wigan on Sunday, but played a full part in training with England less than 24 hours later and is in line to start against Scotland at Wembley.
Hart is confident all the speculation over Rooney's future will have no effect on the player's focus ahead of the friendly with Scotland.
"Wayne's Wayne, he trains the same, works hard, he is always out half-an-hour before everyone because he just seems to love football," Hart told Sky Sports News.
"That's him, I don't think that will ever change.
"He has got stuff going on in his own life and his own football career, but at the moment he is here with England and I am pretty sure all he is focused on is Wednesday night.
"Literally, you are away from your club - nothing to do with your club. You are representing England, the same as when you are with your club, you are representing your club, so I think it's a welcome environment, it's a safe environment in terms of players and staff and people who are involved with England.
"I can't talk for him, I can only talk for myself, and whenever I have come here all that I have focused on is England."
England captain Steven Gerrard's news conference will be live on Sky Sports News HD at 5.30pm