Wayne Rooney is a name that has divided opinion in the Transfer Tavern for well over a decade now, so it is odd to see our punters in agreement over the England captain at long last.
With so much excitement around the burgeoning attacking talent the Three Lions have to offer, it is perhaps fair to stay that the 30-year old is the odd man out.
As the armchair experts plot exactly how manager Roy Hodgson should line up against Russia, the Manchester United skipper is usually the one who divides opinion.
Now the nation boasts the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane in central striking berths, it’s hard to see exactly where Rooney fits in.
At club level however, the nation’s record goalscorer has been utilised in a deeper midfield role, one in which he has impressed.
Now, as reported by BBC Sport, the Red Devils stalwart has announced that is where he sees his future.
‘Sometimes you have to make choices in your career and at the moment it’s better for me to play deeper,’ revealed the skipper.
‘It could be a bit different for England where I could still be the striker but probably next season that’s where I see myself playing.’
‘I’m sure Roy Hodgson will have his ideas of where he thinks is best for me.’
‘It could be where I play for England, but that’s down to Roy.’
‘I’m sure we’ll speak when we meet up and he’ll tell me where he wants me to play.’
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