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Hoddle says Man Utd ace Rooney remains England's No1

Former England boss Glenn Hoddle says Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney remains their No1 player.

Hoddle wrote in the Mail on Sunday: "England 's goal glut in Moldova might lead to people wondering if we can do without the absent Wayne Rooney at international level.

"The answer is: No. During my England spell, I had Shearer, Sheringham, Fowler, Ferdinand, Collymore, Cole, Wright and a young Michael Owen to choose from up front.

"It was an embarrassment of riches; but Roy Hodgson doesn't have that luxury. So Rooney will still be integral to how we perform at the next World Cup - providing we get there."

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