Man Utd captain Wayne Rooney welcomes Sam Allardyce England appointment

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has welcomed the appointment of Sam Allardyce as Sunderland manager.

Rooney, his country’s all-time leading goalscorer, was part of a Three Lions side which was humiliated by Iceland at last month’s European Championship and suggestions followed that he may retire from the international stage.

Speaking on United’s pre-season tour of China, Rooney told various newspapers: “Yeah, I think it’s a good appointment for England.

“He will probably bring a different way of playing to England and hopefully it’s a good way and we can be successful under him.

“I only know him through teams he has managed. I have seen him a few times off the pitch, but it’s like everyone, I know him through the teams in the Premier League.

“Am I going to carry on? Of course. It was asked of me after the Euros, but yes, I’ll be there.”

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