Confirmed: Man United and Arsenal duo to start England v Malta tie
The former Under-21s boss would not give away the rest of the team as he prepares to take charge of his first national team game in the World Cup qualifier at Wembley.
Rooney will captain the side but Southgate would not say whether the Manchester United man will start in attack or midfield.
"Yes he will (start). No I can't (confirm his position)," Southgate said, before also revealing Walcott, who was sat beside him, would start.
"I know everybody is keen to know the team early. The players are aware of the team. I'm sure the team will leak out, I know that's what happens,... read more
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