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Rooney: England’s best box-to-box midfielder?

Despite his plethora of achievements for both club and country, Wayne Rooney continues to be one of the most talked about names amongst the punters in the Transfer Tavern. 

And not in a good way.

There’s little doubt the 30-year-old’s performances have dropped of late and Jose Mourinho has seemingly taken the decision to drop him for the Red Devils.

England’s record goalscorer and most ever capped outfield player is also expected to be dropped for the Three Lions’ clash with Slovenia on Tuesday.

He was booed at Wembley against Malta on Saturday, though is the former Everton prodigy really as bad as we seem to think?

In a stat revealed by Opta, Rooney actually topped the charts in terms of tackles made AND shots taken over the weekend.

Clearly, the opposition was barely world class, though he’s first in both regards.

So, is he really that bad?

Those sort of stats are indicative of a box-to-box midfielder, a hybrid of the two positions he’s played most over the last few years.

Does Rooney have a future for England? 

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