Rio de Janeiro: England's Wayne Rooney hit out at the British media yesterday for suggesting that training with the squad's substitutes indicated he would be dropped from the England team following their 1-2 loss to Italy on Saturday.

England striker Wayne Rooney
England striker Wayne Rooney 

"Sometimes (I) wonder what the press are getting at," the Man United striker wrote in a post on his official Facebook page.

"I said from the start I want to do everything I can to make sure I'm ready for these World Cup games and as part of that I was doing extra training a week before the squad joined up.

That's exactly what I did yesterday, my own extra training."

The English Football Association also clarified late on Monday that the 28-year-old had "requested additional training."