Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney admits he was backing Harry Redknapp for the England job. QPR boss Redknapp was overlooked in favour of Roy Hodgson, and the England coach has Rooney's full backing.

The Manchester United striker said: "I remember tweeting about it and saying I hoped he would get the England job.

"At the time he was doing a tremendous job with Tottenham, but then Roy has popped up and the FA have gone with Roy. For me it's the right decision. I feel he's going to take us to the World Cup and it's probably the most I've enjoyed working with any England manager."

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