England manager Sam Allardyce has stated that he gave Wayne Rooney to play wherever he wanted to during tonights 1-0 victory over Slovakia.
Rooney surpassed David Beckham to become England’s record appearance holder for an outfield player.
The Three Lion’s secured all three points after Adam Lallana scored his first international goal for England to put the England at the the top of Group F.
“Today Wayne played wherever he wanted to. He was brilliant and controlled midfield. I can’t stop Wayne playing there,” Allardyce was quoted as saying by the Telegraph when asked about Rooney’s position.
“This is the most decorated outfield player in England. He’s won everything at Manchester United, more or less, and at Champions League and domestic level. I think that he holds a lot more experience at international football than me as an international manager.”
Allardyce would have come under pressue tonight had England failed to defeat a 10-man Slovakia. The former Liverpool man Martin Skrtel was sent off after 57 minutes after stamping on Harry Kane’s leg. Skrtel made the move to the Turkish Super giants over the summer after fallout out of favour with the Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.
England’s next fixture is against Spain in November for an international friendly.
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