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Euro2016: Man Utd captain Rooney to return to England XI

Wayne Rooney will be back in England's starting line-up for their Round of 16 match at Euro2016 next week.

The Three Lions captain started on the bench in Monday's lacklustre 0-0 draw with Slovakia before replacing Jack Wilshere in the 56th minute.

Manager Roy Hodgson made six changes to the side that beat Wales 2-1 last week and was heavily criticised for altering his XI as his side were unable to unlock Slovakia's defence which eventually saw them finish second on the Group B table behind the Welsh.

Along with Rooney, it is also believed that Tottenham quartet Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Kyle Walker and Danny Rose will all return to the England line-up for the June 27 meeting with Group F's runner-up in Nice.

Andrew Slevison
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