Steven Gerrard has revealed that Wayne Rooney has confided in him over his future at Manchester United, but has refused to divulge details of their conversation as the England teammates prepare to take on Scotland.
Rooney has been the subject of two bids from Chelsea this summer, with United rejecting both and the striker keeping quiet over where he hopes to play next season.
After a difficult final few months of the 2012/13 campaign in which Sir Alex Ferguson claimed Rooney asked for a transfer away from the club for the second time in three years, his future at Old Trafford has been particularly uncertain.
But Gerrard believes that the England star will get back to his best on the pitch if he can get his confidence back.
"He is certainly not match fit," the Liverpool midfielder told BBC Sport.
"But it is the same old Wayne Rooney in training; he looks good, scoring goals. He is certainly ready to play. He needs these minutes for his confidence and I am sure he will be itching to start."
Gerrard insisted that Rooney is attempting to concentrate only on his international performances for now, though he has had conversations with his England teammates about the situation surrounding his future at United.
"It wouldn't be fair on Wayne for me to talk about that conversation, but of course I am close to him," he explained.
"But for me it is all about how Wayne is feeling for tomorrow's game, and I am sure he will sort the other stuff out."
Meanwhile, fellow England midfielder Jack Wilshere claims that Rooney is already looking back to his best in training and seems to have fully recovered from his shoulder and hamstring injuries that kept him out of the majority of United's pre-season trip.
"He's the same Wayne Rooney," Wilshere told Talksport. "Half an hour before training he's out there playing jokes on everyone. He's happy in himself and he's performing in training.
"It looks like he hasn't been injured at all. He's been firing the goals in and he looks sharp. I'm sure he'll be looking to get some minutes on the pitch."