Sam Allardyce retains Rooney as captain of England

Manager of the Three Lions of England,Sam Allardyce said that making Wayne Rooney the captain of England was a decision he took without any stress.

Rooney is England’s record goalscorer and took on the armband from Steven Gerrard a year ago.

Allardyce said Manchester United captain Rooney was “hugely respected by his peers” and has “enjoyed the responsibility” as captain.

Rooney, 30, the three Lions to Euro 2016, which ended with a disappointing second round exit to Iceland.

But Allardyce said Rooney had been “an excellent captain for England” and as the most senior squad member was the “right choice to lead the team”.

 

 

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