Wayne Rooney misses Gareth Southgate's England speech despite invitation - here's why
They were not at the FA’s St George’s Park base near Burton to hear the England boss tell his squad they can be the best in the world.
Southgate extended an invitation to 10 players not in the squad for tomorrow’s friendly in Germany and Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Lithuania who were not in his squad due to injury, but only Stoke keeper Jack Butland made it.
Sources close to England skipper Rooney insisted he had not snubbed Southgate, but was at Manchester United’s training ground having planned treatment after suffering a knock to the back of a knee.
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