England captain Wayne Rooney has disputed the claim that he was given free reign to do as he wishes on the field, according to The Sun.
The controversy arose when the disgraced former England national team manager Sam Allardyce state that “Wayne played wherever he wanted,” following an unimpressive 1-0 win in Slovakia.
Rooney stated that he always played within the instructions of the manager and did not have a free role to do as he wished.
Allardyce left the job by mutual consent following allegations by the Telegraph. Rooney will play under his sixth England boss when the Three Lions take on Malta and Slovenia.
“I didn’t come in and say ‘I want to play here or there’, I played where I was asked to play,” Rooney was quoted as saying by the Sun.
“Sam knew he made a mistake. He said that to me on the plane home. That’s part of being involved at this level.”
Rooney has been having a miserable time at club level after losing his place in Manchester United’s starting line-up. The Red Devils were held to a 1-1 draw by Stoke City over the weekend leaving United five points behind leaders Manchester City.
Jose Mourinho’s side take on Liverpool in their next Premier League fixture on October 17.