Mourinho: Rooney fit to face Arsenal

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Wayne Rooney is fit to face Arsenal on Saturday, amidst claims that he tripped over a bottle and injured his knee while on international duty.

Mourinho refused to comment on the incident and added that Rooney has trained normally over the last couple of days.

"Over the last two or three days (Rooney) trained like everybody else, he wants to play like everybody else, he's ready. What happened in the national team happened in the national team, I don't comment," Mourinho told the media on Friday.

"Sometimes (players) come back stronger than when they left us because something good happened there, positive for them, other times injuries, sometimes big injuries, sometimes frustrations because they didn't play or the result was bad.

"In this case, we knew what didn't go well but the national team is a different chapter and is closed now until March."

Mourinho also claimed that the English media doesn't give him the respect he deserves, having won three Premier League titles in the country, while looking ahead to facing his old rival Arsene Wenger once again.

"Tomorrow is a match between the two managers with the best record in the Premier League…I think six or seven Premier League titles, I'm not sure. I have three I think and Mr Wenger has three," he added.

"Does that mean we should be respected even in periods where our results are not the best? I think Mr Wenger has that respect from all of you, I don't think I have. My last Premier League title was 18 months ago not 18 years ago, I don't get that respect, to be honest."