Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rooney: Raheem Is One of England's Superstars

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rooney: Raheem Is One of England's Superstars

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RAHEEM Sterling is an England superstar, according to former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney.

Rooney is gearing up for his final Three Lions appearance against the USA on Thursday and he will likely be joined on the Wembley turf by Sterling, who has started the season in fine form. The City youngster has seven goals and seven assists from his 15 Blues appearances this season and on Tuesday Rooney addressed suggestions that the England squad lacks genuine world-class talent.

"I think they've got superstars," Rooney told a news conference. "Harry Kane has been top goalscorer in the Premier League for three or four years.

"Raheem Sterling in the last couple of years has been fantastic. I don't think it's fair to say the England team hasn't got superstars. …

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