He has scored 53 goals in an England shirt and appeared for the Three Lions on more than 100 occasions but Everton’s Wayne Rooney insists his appearance at the 2002 UEFA European Under-17 Championship was the launchpad for his career.
Roy Hodgson’s men come away from Tallin with the required three points, but did so in the frustratingly laboured manner that England fans have become accustomed to when watching their national side
The Match of the Day presenter feels there is an abundance of young talent coming through that should look to compete in the Wembley showpiece.
‘I’ll be happy for Rooney’: It’s no pain if Wayne takes England goal record, says Sir Bobby Charlton
Sir Bobby Charlton has backed England striker Wayne Rooney to break his-long standing goal scoring record – and claims ‘he doesn’t mind’ him taking it.
Captain Wayne Rooney is not inspiring much optimism ahead of his first competitive match as skipper – claiming England will settle for a point in Switzerland tonight.
Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand issues England World Cup rallying cry with ‘3-0 brushing of Poland’ tweet
England face Poland at Wembley tonight in must-win qualifier
Stuff you Twit-ics! Manchester City’s Joe Hart slams Lineker and Twitter brigade for ‘tweeting from their sofas’
Tweet what you like, says England’s Joe Hart
England boss Roy Hodgson ‘buzzing’ about Manchester United trickster Wilfried Zaha’s future for Three Lions
Zaha not selected for upcoming friendly fixtures
Tom Cleverley insists Manchester United’s England stars can lead Three Lions to 2014 World Cup qualification
The midfielder expected to star against Montenegro
England captain Steven Gerrard says fans are entitled to boo Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand
Ferdinand withdrew from England squad
‘Got to perform’: Manchester City’s Joe Hart issues England warning before do-or-die Montenegro clash
The Three Lions have a chance to take a step closer to Brazil