Should the £300k-per-week striker be deployed on the left for England…?
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Ahead of England’s pre-World Cup friendly with Ecuador in Miami, it looks as though talisman Wayne Rooney is going to start the game on the left wing.
Rooney is the highest paid English footballer by far – and the most successful at club level too – but due to the success and the pace of Daniel Sturridge centrally, many are questioning whether the Manchester United striker will be given the pivotal role this summer that was expected.
Here’s some of the hugely mixed reactions from football fans on Twitter…
Be great to see an England boss leave Rooney at home. He’s had a terrible season and doesn’t deserve to go.
— Andrew (@Sol_Noodles) June 3, 2014
Rooney playing on the left wing is no more stupid than Sturridge playing there — co (@colescore) June 3, 2014
I don’t think Hodgson has the cojones to drop Rooney from his starting line up.
— Remy Cee (@RemyCee) June 3, 2014
@ashley__a23 dropping Rooney would be absolutely thick as fuck
— Ross Collins (@Jarve911) June 3, 2014
Don’t like all these drop Rooney quotes-he’s r best striker(world class) and the person we need in r team/scoring for eng to do well!! — Philip Neville (@fizzer18) June 3, 2014
@henrywinter Drop Rooney and play Barkley or Ox.
— Joey (@JoeyA177) June 3, 2014
Good banter from Roy Hodgson sticking Wayne Rooney on the left tbf.
— Jack Duignan (@djuaicgknan) June 3, 2014
Another World Cup coming up another chance for the media darling Wayne Rooney to let his country down on the big stage — David Hickman (@DavidHickman87) June 3, 2014
England cranking up their implosion already with the media pressure on Rooney I see — David Keith (@DKeith0904) June 3, 2014
This Wayne Rooney witch hunt is crazy….doesn’t make sense
— MUFCSupportersClub (@MUFCLondon) June 3, 2014