Man Utd striker hopes Chelsea ace will be part of World Cup squad

Cole has struggled to make an impact since Carlo Ancelotti took over at Chelsea last summer and is currently out of the national team.

“Joe has had a bad injury but, if he gets fit, I think he has a great chance of getting back into the England squad,” Rooney told the Daily Mail.

“He has great skill and he can score and create goals, so he will be a fantastic player for us to have at a World Cup if he gets selected.

“He was a great player in the last World Cup in Germany. He scored a fantastic goal against Sweden and he is someone who has experience at major tournaments, which is something you always need.

“England will benefit if he is there,” he added.