Gareth Southgate, the three Lions squad’s manager, believes that Wayne Rooney, the striker for Manchester United still has a future in English football in spite of being axed from the National team.
Rooney is 31 now, and he was overlooked for England’s matches versus Lithuania and Germany. Southgate cited the athlete’s lack of game at United as the primary reason for his omission.
If we speak about England’s qualifier for the World Cup versus against Lithuania on the 26th of March, the manager stated that it was premature to discuss a goodbye game for Rooney similar to the one Lukas Podolski got against Germany last week.
The boss spoke to Sky Sports about Rooney’s future and told them that he absolutely has one. Southgate did not understand why they were discussing tribes when he still has an opportunity to stay in the team. He feels conscious that they will have to talk about Rooney again, and he hopes to speak about the other players too, but there currently is no reason for him to be finished with the national team.
Rooney is currently the second-most capped player in the English history with a total of 119 appearances, which are only six less than Peter Shilton. There is no need to mention that he holds the English record for most goals with a total of 53.