The Liverpool defender, 25, wasone of seven playersto say they did not want to play in the tournament after being selected in the preliminary squad. He has not played for Cameroon since 2015, but Broos told BBC Sport: "I hope he will change his mind." Matip wascleared to play for Liverpool by Fifaon Friday after confusion over his availability during the tournament. Cameroon said he had refused a call-up and Fifa rules state a player may be blocked from featuring for his club if he refuses to play for his country - but world football's governing body dismissed the case. "I'm very happy that this problem is solved and he can play again for Liverpool," Broos added.
"He made the decision not to come with us to the African Cup. I respect his decision but I also think the Cameroon Federation had to do what it has done because they are the Fifa rules and it's too easy to say 'no, I don't come'. "But this problem is solved. For me, there is no problem any more and I still hope, as I have done since I was coach of Cameroon, that he will come back and play with us again." Matip, who has 27 caps, was not included in Cameroon's final 23-man squad for the tournament in Gabon.
Ogbonna played inWest Ham's 3-1 win at Middlesbroughon Saturday, but Bilic said that will be his last game of the campaign. "He needs an operation on his knee to be fit long-term, and it was supposed to be a couple of weeks [ago] but we asked him to play," he added.
Rooney, largely ineffective since joining the action, looked prime to cross, but instead arced a wonderful, dipping, right-footed shot inside the far post past the previously unbeatable Grant. The 31-year-old,who surpassed Charlton's England scoring record in 2015,beat the club mark that had stood since 1973 and gave United a point that looked to have gone.