England national team interim head coach Gareth Southgate has come out and praised Manchester United star Wayne Rooney despite his decision to drop the experienced forward going into the World Cup 2018 qualification game against Slovenia.
Southgate praised the depths of his leadership and revealed that Rooney already has the qualities of a coach.
The England boss did also underline that he feels the 30-year-old still has a lot to offer the team going forwards and that this is not the last we have heard or the United man.
The England social media team shared a clip from Southgate’s press conference on the official twitter account page.
'There's a depth to his leadership that people wouldn't be aware of'
— England (@England) October 10, 2016