Wayne Rooney sitting on Bench makes News everytime

There was a time when Wayne Rooney being benched in an international game would have made the biggest breaking news in English press and the manager responsible for that would have to provide the most suitable of the explanations to justify what he has done.


Rooney had to be the first name on the sheet, no matter where England is playing and against whom. But, times and situations do change for a sportsperson and quite dramatically.

We are in an era now where if Roy Hodgson doesn’t put Rooney among the starters on 11th of next month when England makes the start of their run in the European Championships, it would not be difficult for people to make peace with that because there are players who are more likely to win England the game in the front line than Rooney is.

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Thierry Henry wants Rooney to be included in England Squad

Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry is of the opinion that Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney should be included in the England squad, but he admitted that the 30-year-old is no longer the first choice with the team.

Rooney has been suffering from poor form in the last two years, but it has been due to a combination of being played out of position. Since the arrival of Anthony Martial, Rooney has been asked to play in a variety of roles like an attacking midfielder or wide man. These are positions where scoring a lot of goals will be tough.

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Mauricio Pochettino advices Players not to Focus on Arsenal

Tottenham must not focus on Arsenal in the final few matches of the season, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Spurs’ second position is under threat as a result of going three matches without a win. This would be a major setback for Tottenham after having been challenging for the title throughout the campaign. Mauricio Pochettino has undoubtedly made a lot of difference to the club, but he will feel disappointed with his team falling a whopping 10 points behind champions Leicester City. Spurs have been showing signs of pressure in recent weeks and they have been blown out of proportion following the loss against Southampton during the weekend.

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OWEN: ENGLAND MUST PLAY WITHOUT FEAR

Retired England player Michael Owen advices the national team of England set to play at the Euro 2016 in France not to have any fear. The former Newcastle and Manchester United player told the team that fear would be the only thing limiting the team as they are set to conquer.

England will begin their continental campaign against Russia on the 11th of this month, then they will trade tackles with Wales and Slovakia.

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THOUSANDS WATCH LEICESTER CITY PARADE

Latest English Premier League winners, Leicester City celebrated their win of the trophy and the whole of the city turned up to celebrate with the team.

They became champions of England for the first time in their 132-year history on May 2nd when Tottenham Hotspurs failed to beat Chelsea, after putting up a long fight.

Wayne Rooney was deployed as a midfielder and he wants to do it full-time

Wayne Rooney was given the midfield role during Manchester United’s FA Cup match against Everton which concluded with the team of Louis van Gaal claiming a 2-1 triumph as Manchester United advanced through the finals of the English competition.

In this match, Wayne Rooney was positioned in the center of the pitch in the midfield instead of his usual striker role and the English player made an impressive performance as he was involved in almost all the attacks of Manchester United and Rooney also made a superb goal- line clearance.

When the match was over, Wayne Rooney talked about his new midfield position and the English player stated that he would like to perform in this role on a regular basis and that he would like to replicate his former teammate Paul Scholes.

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LEICESTER CITY ASSISTANT MANAGER: VARDY OVER ROONEY

The Assistant Manager of Leicester City, Craig Shakespeare has recently come put to join the lot calling for England’s Captain, Wayne Rooney’s temporary drop based on his recent form.

Jamie Vardy, 29, made his debut for the English team against the Republic of Ireland mid 2015. He also scored his first international goal over the weekend in the 3-2 victory over current World Champions, Germany.

Vardy is currently the second highest goal scorer in the English Premier League with 19 goals that has helped propel Leicester City to the top of the EPL with 5 points clear from second place team, Tottenham Hotspurs.

Shakespeare told BBC Radio 5: "For me, he's [Vardy] a certainty to go to Euro 2016 and a certainty to play. He must be a nightmare to play against."

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Matt Le Tissier claims that he will not pick Wayne Rooney

Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier claims that he will not pick Wayne Rooney as a starter for the upcoming friendly matches against Germany and Netherlands.

England will play in this friendly games in order to prepare for the Euro 2016. Even though Netherlands have not qualified for the tournament, their presence is expected to provide some stiff competition and a learning curve for some of the lesser-known players. Roy Hodgson is unlikely to experiment with his squad for this game, butLe Tissier says that Rooney has not been in good form to be worthy of a starting spot.

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Why Barcelona will win the treble again

Barcelona won the La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League treble last season for the second time in six years. Luis Enrique's men are on target to emulate this feat this campaign and win back-to-back trebles, which would likely see Barca named as the greatest club side in the history of the sport.

Led by their potent attacking unit of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, Barcelona have destroyed almost everything in their path this season and recently defeated Arsenal, one of England's best sides, by an aggregate score of 5-1.

VIDIC IMPRESSED BY RONALDO

Nemanja Vidic reckons one of the qualities of Cristiano Ronaldo is that he respects the potential that he has got and tries to make the most out of it through his hard work.

According to Vidic, he has seen many talented sportspersons who have taken their talent for granted and thus, have ended up achieving far lesser than what they could have.

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