England interim manager Gareth Southgate insists Wayne Rooneys absence against Spain was due to a knee injury. Hisashi Iwakuma Mariners Jersey . Southgate was reacting after The Sun newspaper alleged that the England captain appeared to have been drinking heavily during a night out over the weekend.The 31-year-old started Englands World Cup qualifying win against Scotland on Friday, but a minor knee injury saw him withdraw from the squad to face Spain on Monday evening. Englands interim manager Gareth Southgate (left) talks with Rooney Rooney missed the 2-2 friendly draw at Wembley as a result, but he was still brought up in the post-match press conference.The Sun alleged that Rooney dropped in on a wedding party over the weekend and the paper printed a photo appearing to show the Manchester United forward, sporting an England training top, looking the worse for wear.The Football Association could look into the incident but Southgate insists his absence from Tuesdays match was down to a knock. Man Utd vs Arsenal November 19, 2016, 11:30am Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass When asked if Rooneys absence was in any way connected to what emerged from the hotel on Saturday night, Southgate said in his post-match press conference: Wayne was injured. He picked up an injury on Friday, couldnt train Sunday and thats it.Rooney has endured a tough campaign, finding himself in the unusual situation of fighting for his place in the team. Englands interim manager Gareth Southgate (left) talks with Rooney The 31-year-old ended his goal drought in the recent Europa League clash at Fenerbahce and impressed as Manchester United headed into the international break with a 3-1 win at Swansea.Rooney dropped to the bench in last months qualifier in Slovenia and returned to the starting line-up as Scotland were beaten 3-0 at Wembley. Southgate revealed on the eve of the game that he was not intending to start the forward against Spain, regardless of fitness.I wouldnt start Wayne in this game anyway, so well decide which route to go, he said in the pre-match press conference.At times too much of that responsibility has laid with Wayne and we need to share that. There are leaders already and other potential leaders who I think can step forward.And once you have a team full of those players then well have a lot of success.Rooney will now be assessed by Manchester Uniteds medical staff ahead of their Premier League showdown with Arsenal at Old Trafford on Saturday.Upgrade to Sky Sports now to watch Man Utd v Arsenal this Saturday and get the first six months half price! Also See: Spain fightback stuns England Le Saux to join England panel Southgate: Ive fulfilled remit Dier accuses Herrera Nelson Cruz Mariners Jersey . The visitors took a deserved lead in the 16th minute with midfielder Yohan Cabaye curling the ball beyond Adrian from inside the penalty area. Ichiro Suzuki Jersey . Bryant, who signed a five-year, $34 million contract as a free agent with Cleveland in March, reported symptoms on Monday morning, a team spokesman said. http:///...dez-mariners-jersey/ . -- On the field, it was business as usual for Jameis Winston and No. TORONTO -- Enough talk about that toothless Toronto offense. Cleveland manager Terry Francona had a real dental issue to deal with after Game 3 of the AL Championship Series.Francona says he had to see a dentist after Monday nights game because of a mishap earlier in the night.Right before the game, I mean, like literally, my lower tooth, the veneer popped out while I was chewing, Francona tolld reporters Tuesday. Adam Lind Mariners Jersey. I undid my tobacco and theres my tooth.Francona said he was able to go around 1 a.m. to see a dentist, who met him downtown. The manager said he was good to go before Game 4 on Tuesday.The Indians lead the Blue Jays 3-0 in the ALCS. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys ChinaCheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticWholesale Jerseys ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys ChinaNFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '