“He’s playing well … When he’s in a rhythm of playing, that helps,” Southgate said of Rooney.
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England captain Wayne Rooney will return to the starting lineup for his country's 2018 World Cup qualifier against Scotland Friday, interim manager Gareth Southgate announced Thursday.Rooney, 31, started on the bench in England's last game, a 0-0 draw away to Slovenia, after losing his place in Manchester United's starting XI.Rooney takes the captain's armband back from Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson, who Southgate confirmed would start.Southgate said he had a fully fit squad to choose from and all 25 players at his disposal were present at the pre-match training session.Southgate said he did not feel any pressure.
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