England manager Sam Allardyce is going to choose the best players going, and play them where they’re playing for their club.
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So it seems Jose Mourinho’s preference at Manchester United will help dictate where England’s leading scorer will line up.
“I still think Wayne Rooney has a massive place to play in the England side,” said the 61-year-old.
“If Jose says he is not going to play him in centre midfield and he is playing up front and scoring goals for Manchester United then it would be pointless me bringing him into England and playing him in centre midfield.”
Those comments will have anti-Jurgen Klinsmann folks nodding their heads in approval. That said, Allardyce isn’t exactly going out on a limb, as Rooney is widely expected to play deeper for United with strikers like Anthony Martial, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Rashford also around.