London, Feb 13(ANI): England football manager Fabio Capello has told his Manchester United counterpart Sir Alex Ferguson to rest Wayne Rooney more often so that he is at his best during the World Cup in South Africa this summer.
Capello knows that he needs all his best players fit for the World Cup to have any chance of winning the tournament.
"Please, rest him sometimes. He plays every game. I need him more fresh to play in the World Cup," The Telegraph quoted Capello, as having said to his Manchester United counterpart.
Capello's request carried heightened worry after reports of Chelsea defender Ashley Cole's injury.
He further said he will also talk to Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, and ask him to keep his players fresh.
"Rooney is in a magical moment now, but he is not the only one who is important for me and plays so much. John Terry and Frank Lampard play every game too - I will have to speak to Carlo Ancelotti about that," Capello said. (ANI)