Ex-England frontman Alan Shearer backs Man United’s Wayne Rooney to start against Italy

Wayne Rooney’s starting berth in England’s World Cup XI is under question, notably from pundit Pat Nevin.

However, former England striker Alan Shearer recounted his Euro 96 tournament in which people were calling for him to be dropped.

Shearer believes Man United’s Wayne Rooney must be given the first game against Italy to prove he deserves to keep a spot in the XI, like he was given against Switzerland in 1996.

Check out the audio from the BBC below.

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