Big Sam insists Wayne Rooney was ‘excellent’ (Video), England fans think otherwise [Tweets]

England team lining out before Slovakia
England team lining out before Slovakia

Big Sam waxes lyrical over Wayne Rooney

Speaking in his post-match interview with ITV, Big Sam waxed lyrical over Wayne Rooney’s performance against Slovakia.

England needed a last-gasp goal from Adam Lallana to get the win in Slovakia, and while they eventually got the job done, it was far from pretty or convincing.

But as is a manager’s prerogative, Big Sam was keen to put a positive spin on things, and insisted Rooney was ‘excellent’ and ‘outstanding.’

He also made some odd comments about Rooney being allowed to play ‘wherever he wants’, before admitting that Rooney did play too deep at times.

England Fans saw it differently

Big Sam didn’t even seem too convinced by his own take on Rooney, and England fans certainly don’t agree with him.

Most England fans saw it differently – that Rooney offered little in midfield, and slowed the game down too much, as has become customary for him at Manchester United.