Man Utd legend Scholes now DEFENDS underfire Rooney

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes defended Wayne Rooney after his performance in England's defeat to Italy.
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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes defended Wayne Rooney after his performance in England's defeat to Italy.

Scholes was frustrated by the role handed to Rooney on Saturday and called for him to be used as a centre-forward.

“The disappointing thing was not the way Wayne Rooney played but where he was played,” Scholes said.

“I’ve previously said the best position for Wayne is centre forward. If you think about the contenders at the World Cup and goalscorers – Holland play (Robin van Persie) in his best position, Brazil play Neymar where he wants to play, Argentina with Messi, Portugal with Ronaldo.

“I don’t blame Wayne one little bit but he was played in three different positions. He’s without a doubt England’s best goalscorer but he was played on the left, played on the right, then in the centre.

“Where’s the confidence in Wayne to say: ‘You’re our main player. You’re our centre forward’? If he plays there, he scores goals.”

 
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