Redknapp is adamant that Rooney should start in Englandâ€™s World Cup opener against Italy, on June 14.
â€śI canâ€™t see him not starting,â€ť Redknapp told the London Evening Standard, â€śbut itâ€™s up to Roy obviously, but for me heâ€™s got to start because weâ€™re not overloaded with world class strikers. We need Rooney, we need him playing well, and if he is then weâ€™re a much better team.
â€śIt may be that Roy plays a little like Liverpool did this year,â€ť he continued, â€śand play with three forwards that rotate and interchange positions, and look to get lots of movement out of them.
â€śIâ€™m sure when they lose the ball theyâ€™ll have different systems and rigid positions to pick up shape, but when we have the ball, thereâ€™ll be movement.â€ť
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