Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rooney Believes Three Lions Can Go All the Way

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rooney Believes Three Lions Can Go All the Way

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UNITED legend Wayne Rooney believes "this could be the year" for England to match the heroes of 1966 and triumph at the World Cup.

The former England skipper has joined DC United and looks set to spend the rest of his playing career in Major League Soccer.

He made his last England appearance in November 2016, since when the team have been transformed under the leadership of Gareth Southgate.

With the likes of Germany, Argentina and European champions Portugal already out, Rooney senses an opportunity.

He said: "There's some big teams gone out of the World Cup and this could be the year England can go far and hopefully win it." Personnel and tactical changes have been introduced by Southgate, and Rooney believes the signs are promising as England prepare to tackle Colombia in the second round tomorrow night. …

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