Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney best position is “anywhere on the field, according to England manager Roy Hodgson.
Hodgson said that Rooney’s name will be the first on the team-sheet, to prompt an end in speculation of of where the captain’s best position is.
With Rooney playing a key role in midfield for United in their English FA Cup Final triumph last month, and playing a number 10 role in the Three Lions’ 1-0 friendly win over Portugal.
Meanwhile, Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane struggled to find their best form despite playing against a 10-men Portgual for much of that game, despite their excellent performances in last season’s English Premier League.
Hodgson tried several times to end the debate on where he planned to play Rooney at a news conference ahead of England’s EURO 2016 opener against Russia.
“I’m not prepared to make this the Wayne Rooney show,” he said.
“You’re talking about the player who has played 111 games for England and scored 53 goals so perhaps his best position is anywhere on the field.
“It’s a good problem to have, shoehorning in attacking players. I don’t think for a long time that I’ve had that, a lot of good attacking players to shoehorn so you won’t find me complaining about that.
“You would find me complaining if we weren’t defending as a team, conceding lots of goals chances and every time we played we needed to score three to win a game so I’ve seen no evidence of that.”