Wayne Rooney & England's captain

Gareth Southgate confirms England door is still open for Wayne Rooney

England manager Gareth Southgate has today revealed that Everton striker Wayne Rooney will be considered for future Three Lions squads, following his move from Manchester United to Goodison Park.

Experienced campaigner

Rooney has made 119 appearances for his country since his debut in 2003, solidifying himself as an international legend in the process with an all-time record 53 goals.

However, a difficult couple of years at Old Trafford saw Rooney’s form and confidence take a severe dip, with the striker’s lack of game time with United eventually leading to the 31-year-old missing out on England’s most recent squad altogether.

Open door

While many have since argued that the striker’s international career is as good as over, England boss Gareth Southgate has suggested that Rooney’s move back to boyhood club Everton this summer could see him earn an international recall.

Speaking to the London Evening Standard, Southgate explained:

‘The great thing for Rooney is that he will probably be playing more regular football and so it’s as simple as that.’

‘In the league we only have 70 English players, and so we certainly aren’t ruling anybody out.’

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