Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Roo's Ready to Carry on Playing for Sam for Two More Years

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Roo's Ready to Carry on Playing for Sam for Two More Years

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WAYNE Rooney says he will continue playing for England for at least two more years - whether he is captain or not.

New boss of the national team Sam Allardyce has remained tight- lipped over the United player's future as Three Lions skipper since his appointment.

The ex-Bolton boss says he will reveal his decision when the squad meet up for their World Cup qualifier against Slovakia in September.

However, Rooney has no intention of considering his international future for another two years, even if Allardyce hands the armband to someone else.

"I'll carry on until the World Cup in 2018 and then I might have a decision to make," said Rooney.

"But for the next two years, captain or not captain, I'll turn up and be available to play if I am wanted.

"I've spoken to him (Allardyce). …

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