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Rooney will start- Southgate

England manager, Gareth Southgate has confirmed that captain, Wayne Rooney will play from the start in Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Wembley.

The thirty-one-year old Rooney was dropped for the previous game against Slovenia, but Southgate says the skipper will be back in the starting line-up, after showing improved form for his club, Manchester United.

Rooney had also been left out of United’s starting line-up by manager, Jose Mourinho this season, but he has started the club’s last two matches, scoring in the 3-1 victory at Swansea.. Southgate explained that the player has shown improved sharpness and confidence over the last few weeks, and that he had no hesitation in selecting England’s record goal-scorer..

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