England must go with Vardy over Rooney

Leicester City assistant manager Craig Shakespeare says Jamie Vardy deserves his England place ahead of Wayne Rooney.

Manchester United striker Rooney is recovering from a knee injury which has sidelined him since 13 February.

Shakespeare, however, believes Vardy should be picked ahead of Rooney.

“I would love to be in a position to choose between him and Rooney,” he told BBC Sport. “My money, at the moment, would go to Jamie purely on form.

“When we brought him to Leicester we told him he had the attributes to go as far as he wanted. I don’t think he really believed it.

“We’ve seen him go from strength to strength and I’d love to see him play down the middle for England in the Euros and actually do something for his country.

“By that I mean get as far as we possibly can.”

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