Rooney to Captain England in World Cup Qualifier Vs Scotland

تم نشره في Thu 10 November / Nov 2016. 01:00 AM - آخر تعديل في Thu 10 November / Nov 2016. 07:58 PM
  • Rooney has scored two goals for Manchester United this season - (Reuters)

Wayne Rooney will captain England in the World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Wembley on Friday, says interim manager Gareth Southgate.

The 31-year-old forward and skipper was dropped for the previous game, a 0-0 draw in Slovenia last month.

"He's in a better place than for the last get-together in terms of sharpness and confidence," said Southgate.

"He's an experienced player for a game like this and there is no hesitation to be playing him."

Rooney, England's record scorer with 53 goals, has won 118 caps, but was also dropped by Manchester United this season.

However, he has started United's past two games, scoring one goal.

He scored twice in England's 3-1 win over Scotland in November 2014 in a friendly at Celtic Park, when the countries last met.

"He is playing well," said Southgate. "He's a player when in a rhythm of playing, it helps him."