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The England international and Manchester United’s attacking midfielder Wayne Rooney was dropped from the national team for the draw with Slovenia last month after losing his place in the Manchester United starting XI but will return against Scotland.

 

As the caretaker manager of England National Team Gareth Southgate has recently confirmed in an interview that the 31-year-old English man will start as captain in England's World Cup qualifier against Scotland on Friday.

The England international and Manchester United’s hotshot, who have already appeared 378 times with 179 goals for the Red Devil and also 118 times with 53 goals for the England national team was going through a poor form, but however Rooney impressed in United's 3-1 Premier League victory over Swansea City last weekend, and made a place in England starting XI against Scotland on Friday,

As the boss Gareth Southgate has confirmed,

"He [Rooney] is in a better place than he was in the last get-together in terms of his sharpness.

"I think he's an experienced player for a game like this, there was no hesitation from me in selecting him. He's playing well for Manchester United, I think he's a player who it helps when he gets into a rhythm."