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Man Utd captain Rooney ready for Allardyce England era

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is looking forward to a fresh start with England under Sam Allardyce.

His 116th cap comes today against Slovakia — a record for an outfield Three Lions player — and he is now within sight of Peter Shilton's all-time best of 125 appearances.

Rooney, who will be 31 next month, said: “I want to try and do well with England, get to Russia first — that's the main objective — then try and do better with what we do.

“Be successful as a group of players and a nation. That's what we want.

“Things don't always happen as you'd like. It hasn't happened for England since 1966.

“But we'll have a go. We always do. And hopefully Sam can bring some of his magic to help us do that."

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