If he is to impress, Rooney may well have to do it from an unfavoured role on the left flank.
Five years ago he said the position restricted him in terms of expression, although he impressed when deployed there in Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Ecuador.
"I have played there quite a lot in my career," Rooney said. "I have played left and right, more so on the left.
"The manager asked me to play there and I have no problem doing it.
"I am not going to stop playing for England because I was moved out on to the left wing am I? I am happy to play for England where I am needed."
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