Redknapp is adamant that Rooney should start in Englandās World Cup opener against Italy, on June 14.
āI canāt see him not starting,ā Redknapp told the London Evening Standard, ābut itās up to Roy obviously, but for me heās got to start because weāre not overloaded with world class strikers. We need Rooney, we need him playing well, and if he is then weāre a much better team.
āIt may be that Roy plays a little like Liverpool did this year,ā he continued, āand play with three forwards that rotate and interchange positions, and look to get lots of movement out of them.
āIām sure when they lose the ball theyāll have different systems and rigid positions to pick up shape, but when we have the ball, thereāll be movement.ā
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